Japan’s Kei Saito suspended from Winter Olympics for doping

Japan's Kei Saito suspended from Winter Olympics for doping

Kei Saito has become the first athlete to be suspended from the 2018 Winter Olympics after a positive doping test.

According to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, the Japanese speed skater failed an out-of-competition doping test prior to the Games.

The 21-year-old has tested positive for acetalozamide, a banned diuretic which is considered a masking agent.

He was expected to take part in the men’s 5,000 metre relay on Tuesday.


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