The IIHF Disciplinary Panel has issued a two-year suspension of Kazakhstan national team player Ilya Solaryov. The suspension came following a positive test for salbutamol, a banned substance under the World Anti-Doping Code.
The positive test occurred during the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division I Group A in Budapest, Hungary. Solaryov, 31, was tested following Kazakhstan’s game against Hungary on 17 April. Although Solaryov claimed that he used salbutamol to treat breathing problems, the Disciplinary Panel found no evidence that the forbidden substance was not intended to enhance sport performance.
The Panel's decision means that Solaryov is suspended from participation in all competitions authorized and organized by the IIHF or any Member National Associations for a period of two years until 31 July 2015. The decision may be appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.