Germany's Busch signs pledge

Updated: December 29, 2009, 11:01 AM ET
Associated Press

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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