A Japanese short-track pace skater has produced the primary constructive medication take a look at of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
Kei Saito failed an out-of-competition take a look at, with Acetazolamide present in his system. The Court docket of Arbitration for Sport anti-doping division, which introduced the violation, lists the substance as a ‘diuretic or masking agent’.
The 21-year-old has now left the Olympics underneath a provisional suspension. It’ll trigger embarrassment for Japan, who made a giant play of their clear doping report forward of being awarded the internet hosting rights for the 2020 Olympics.
Japanese short-track pace skater Kei Saito (left) failed an out-of-competition medication take a look at
A CAS assertion learn: ‘Kei Saito, quick monitor pace skating, Japan, constructive out of competitors take a look at with acetalozamide diuretic/masking agent/specified substance). An order on request for a provisional suspension has been issued by the CAS ADD.
‘The athlete accepted on a voluntary foundation to be provisionally suspended and to go away the Olympic Village. As a consequence, the athlete is provisionally suspended from competing on the OWG Pyeongchang 2018 and at any future ISU competitors pending the decision of this matter.
‘No outcomes on the OWG Pyeongchang 2018 have been affected. The process the advantage of the case will proceed and the CAS ADD will concern a last award after the tip of the Video games.’
The constructive take a look at is the primary ever by a Japanese athlete on the Winter Olympics.
The 21-year-old skater (proper) has now left the Olympics underneath a provisional suspension
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