Jarosław Morawiecki

Jarosław Józef Morawiecki (born 11 March 1964) is a Polish former ice hockey player and coach. He played for Zagłębie Sosnowiec, KKH Katowice, Olofströms IK, Drakkars de Caen, and TKH Toruń during his career. He also played for the Polish national team at the 1988 Winter Olympics and the 1986 and 1986 World Championships.

Jarosław Morawiecki
Born (1964-03-11) March 11, 1964 (age 56)
Siemianowice Śląskie, Poland
Height 5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Weight 176 lb (80 kg; 12 st 8 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for Zagłębie Sosnowiec
KKH Katowice
Olofströms IK
Drakkars de Caen
TKH Toruń
National team  Poland
Playing career 1981–2003


During the 1988 Olympics Morawiecki tested positive for a banned substance. The result saw Poland forfeit their goals in the previous game, a 6–2 win over France, which was Poland's only win at the Olympics. The Polish team contested the test, suggesting that Morawiecki, the team's best player until that point, had been sabotaged, though could provide no evidence.[1] Later Morawiecki suggested he ate tainted borscht, and was given the nickname "Barszczyk" ("Borschty" in Polish).[2] He was given an 18-month suspension by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), the governing body of international ice hockey, which was upheld in Poland. Upon his return to play in the Polish league in 1989–90 he again tested positive for banned substances, and was given a lifetime suspension, though it was rescinded in 1992.[3] After that Morawiecki played abroad in Sweden and France, returning to Poland in 1997 and finishing his career there in 2003.

Post-playing careerEdit

After retiring from playing Moawiecki became a coach, and has coached the Polish under-18 and junior (under-20) team on several occasions, as well as TKH Toruń and SMS Sosnowiec.


  1. ^ Nathan, David E. (21 February 1988). "The International Olympic Committee banned a Polish hockey player..." United Press International. Retrieved 1 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Biografie (Biography)" (in Polish). Olimpijski.pl. Retrieved 1 October 2018.
  3. ^ Cegliński, Łukaszdate (17 March 2010). "Polscy dopingowicze. Ich tłumaczenia i powroty (Polish dopers. Their explanations and return)" (in Polish). Sport.pl. Archived from the original on 21 December 2012. Retrieved 1 October 2018.

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