Suspended for cocaine Kuznetsov agreed to return the medal the world Cup in 2019

Suspended for cocaine Kuznetsov agreed to return the medal the world Cup in 2019

Hockey player received four years of Ineligibility for anti-doping rule violation. Positive test the athlete passed during the world championship in Slovakia, where the national team of Russia won the bronze medal


Photo: Alexander Demyanchuk/TASS

Disqualified for four years for cocaine use striker of the national team of Russia Yevgeny Kuznetsov agreed to return the bronze medal of the ice hockey world championship 2019. It is reported TASS with reference to the press service of the International ice hockey Federation (IIHF).

Previously, the IIHF announced the dismissal Kuznetsova, who passed a positive doping test during the world Cup 2019 in Slovakia. Until June of 2023, the player will not be able to play in the national team of Russia at the international competitions. The decision on sanctions against him from the NHL, where he has been part of the Washington capitals, will be taken up later.

For world Championships 2019 Kuznetsov spent in the national team for ten games, scoring two goals and making four assists. Following the tournament, the Russian team won bronze, beating the third-place Czech Republic.

It is noted that the rules violated the IIHF doping regulations, the athlete is stripped of all medals, points and prizes received in the contest, during which were handed in a positive test. While team Russia is devoid of medals will not be — such punishment is provided only in the case that an anti-doping rule violated more than two players.

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