Former ice hockey player Roger Chappot, who played more than 100 games for Switzerland’s national team including at the 1964 Winter Olympics, has died due to COVID-19. He was 79.

The International Ice Hockey Federation says Chappot was first treated at a hospital two weeks ago. He returned home before his condition became worse on Apil 1 and he was admitted to an intensive care unit.


The IIHF says Chappot “was a legend in the French-speaking part of Switzerland and one of the best centers in the country in the ‘60s.”

He was the Swiss league’s leading scorer in the 1964 season.