Japanese short track speedskater tests positive in first doping case in Winter Olympics

Updated 2018-02-13 14:49:01 Xinhua

Japanese short track speedskater Kei Saito has tested positive in the first doping case of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics Games.[Special coverage]

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) announced on Tuesday that it has registered its first procedure on doping from the PyeongChang Games.

Saito has tested positive for acetazolamide, a diuretic, in an out-of-competition check, and "accepted on a voluntary basis to be provisionally suspended and to leave the Olympic Village," according to a CAS statement.

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