Two members of Iceland’s men’s national hockey team have been banned from competing for four years, RÚV reports. The players in question, Björn Róbert Sigurðsson and Steindór Ingason, both failed a drug test after taking steroids banned by The National Olympic and Sports Association of Iceland.
Both played admitted to having taken the steroids, but said they’d done so to bulk up their muscles prior to a holiday in the sun, not to improve their playing performance. They both play for the team UMF Ejsa, which won the national championship last year.
The four-year sentence is the longest to have ever been issued by The National Olympic and Sports Association of Iceland for the use of illegal substances.