May 24, 2018

Winter Olympics rocked by first drug usage with Japanese Kei Saito found guilty (Independent)

Winter Olympics rocked by first drug usage with Japanese Kei Saito found guilty (Independent)

Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics has produced the first positive drugs test with a Japanese short-track speed skater Kei Saito testing positive for banned drugs.

Saito, 21, reportedly failed a test when Acetazolamide was found in his system. The Court of Arbitration for Sport, CAS anti-doing division, which announced the discovery, lists the substance as a “diuretic or masking agent”.

The Japanese has now left the Olympics under a provisional suspension. Saito’s drug use comes as an embarrassment for Japan, who are close to being named the hosts for the 2020 Winter Olympics. Read more

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