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Igor Stella

Para Ice Hockey


Impairment information

Origin of Impairment

Further personal information

English, Italian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing Para ice hockey in 2004 in Varese, Italy.
Why this sport?
He likes team sports.
Club / Team
Armata Brancaleone Varese: Italy
Coach from which country?
Preferred position / style / stance / technique

International debut

Competing for
Paralympic Games
Vancouver, BC, CAN

General interest

Most influential person in career
President of the Polha Varese sports club, Daniela Colonna Preti. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Always believe in yourself." (Athlete, 08 Mar 2014)
He was born with spina bifida. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2014)
Other information
He was banned from the sport for 18 months and fined 1125 Euro after he failed an out of competition drug test just three days before the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. He was found to have clostebol metabolite 4-chloro-4-androstene-3a-ol-17-one in his system, a prohibited substance, but the International Paralympic Committee [IPC] stated it is not a 'specified substance' on the World Anti Doping Agencies' prohibited list. The 18-month suspension was defined as a 'reduced sanction' as the hearing panel accepted the athlete had not ingested the substance to enhance his performance. The athlete explained that he had used a cream to treat a skin lesion about a month prior to the Games, but had assumed it would be out of his system. (ONS, 15 Mar 2014)


Unit Date Rank
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Group B 1
Mixed Group B 3
Mixed Group B 6
Mixed Classification 5-8 201
Mixed Classification 7-8 102