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