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.

Published : Apr 08, 2020 11:13 IST , ZURICH

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)
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)
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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.” (File Photo)

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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