Italian sledge hockey player tests positive

AFP| Updated: Mar 07, 2014, 16:10 PM IST

Italian ice sledge hockey player Igor Stella has tested positive for banned anabolic steroids on the first day of the Sochi Paralympics, it was reported Friday.

Stella, a 23-year-old from Varese, tested positive following a doping control and has been temporarily suspended while awaiting the results of a test on a B sample, according to domestic news agency ANSA.