Swiss hockey great Roger Chappot dies due to coronavirus

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 the coronavirus. 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 April 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.