Prague municipal court on Wednesday confirmed an earlier verdict for ice hockey coach Vladimír Růžička who has received a fine of 400,000 crowns after being found guilty of embezzling 500,000 crowsn intended for his then club Slavia Prague. He had previously appealed the fine. If Růžička, who denies any wrongdoing, fails to pay the sum he will face 16 months in prison. As a player Růžička was part of the Czech team that won gold in the Olympics while as a trainer he has led the national side and spent nearly 15 years at Slavia. Mr Růžička currently works as a coach for Chomutov.
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