Danis Zaripov

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MOSCOW, December 29. /Offset. TASS Andrei Kartashov/. Forward of “AK Bars” Danis Zaripov is not intended to participate in the Olympic games 2018 in South Korea’s Pyeongchang. About TASS said the first Vice-President of Federation of hockey of Russia Roman Rotenberg.

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The hockey player was disqualified by the International ice hockey Federation (IIHF) on July 25 for two years for doping, however, 21 Nov IIHF reduced the punishment forward to six months . On the basis of a large number of documents and evidence examinations provided Zaripov and his lawyers, the IIHF concluded that he did not take the banned substance intentionally. At the end of the disqualification Zaripov signed a contract with “AK Bars” to the end of the season-2018/19.

“The list of players we sent back in October, now sent it again. For our players to date, no issues. Zaripova is not in the list – it was not in the list, which we sent in October,” said Rotenberg.

Zaripov is a triple world champion in the Russian team, and participated at the Olympic games in 2010. In October FHR was sent a preliminary application for participation in the Olympiad the men’s team, which included more than 100 players.

The men’s Olympic tournament in Pyeongchang will be held from 14 to 25 February.