8 December 2019
Swiss National League A

Tested positive for cocaine – now faces 4 year ban

At the end of 2018 Mikael Karlsson, a Swede who played in the Swiss NLA was tested positive for cocaine. Now the Disciplinary Chamber for Doping Cases of the Swiss Olympic Committee has given a verdict in the case and imposed a four-year ban as well as a fine against the Swede.

At the start of November of November 2018, Mikael Karlsson tested positive for cocaine during a match for the NLA team Kloten-Jets. What followed was an immediate provisional ban for the Swede who years earlier took a silver SSL medal with Linköping after which has contract was immediately terminated.

At the end of April, the Disciplinary Chamber for Doping Cases declared Karlson guilty of the use of doping. He is sentenced to a four-year ban and has to pay over CHF 2,000 for the costs of the proceedings.

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