Swiss hockey great Chappot dies due to coronavirus

The IIHF says Chappot was first treated at a hospital two weeks ago 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.” (File Photo)   -  REUTERS

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.

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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.

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