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Coaches win appeal against ban for removing medals at worlds

Canada v Sweden: Gold Medal Game - 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship

BUFFALO, NY - JANUARY 5: Team Sweden after losing against Canada during the Gold medal game of the IIHF World Junior Championship at KeyBank Center on January 5, 2018 in Buffalo, New York. Canada beat Sweden 3-1. (Photo by Kevin Hoffman/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***

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ZURICH (AP) -- Three coaches who quickly took off their silver medals after last year’s title game at the World Junior Ice Hockey Championship have won appeals against bans.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled in favor of Sweden head coach Tomas Monten and assistants Nizze Landen and Henrik Stridh. They faced bans of two or three games at the 2019 junior worlds.

The International Ice Hockey Federation says it ''acknowledges the oversight’’ in rules which previously required only players to wear their medals ''in respectful manner’’ for the post-game ceremony and interviews.

The IIHF has updated its rules for the next tournament, which starts in December in Canada.

Sweden lost to Canada for the 2018 title in January in Buffalo, New York.


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