Germany's Busch signs pledge
FRANKFURT -- Forward Florian Busch has become eligible to play for Germany's Olympic ice hockey team after signing an anti-doping pledge.
Busch had a two-year ban lifted by Switzerland's highest appeals court in November. The ban had been imposed by the Court of Arbitration for Sport after Busch refused to take a drug test because he was at home relaxing with his girlfriend when the testers arrived unannounced. He took -- and passed -- the test several hours later.
The 24-year-Berlin forward on Tuesday signed the pledge required by the National anti-Doping Agency of all Olympic team members.
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