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Short-tremist Olympic team Japan’s kei Saito failed a doping test at the Games in Pyeongchang. About it reports USA Today.
According to the publication, in the sample of 21-year-old athlete were found Smoking the drug, whose name is not specified. The leadership of the national Olympic Committee of Japan intends on 13 February to hold a press conference to officially announce the positive test.
Short-tremist was the reserve of the Japanese team in the relay race, 5000 meters. The finals for this race will be held on February 22.
Saito was the first Japanese athlete in the history of the winter Olympic games failed a doping test.
On 11 February the international Olympic Committee has warned the Russian athletes on an unexpected doping tests at the Olympics. According to members of the Committee, it is important that athletes do not know when it will come to the doping officers.
10 Feb Russian short-tremist semen Elistratov won the bronze medal in the 1,500 meters. The gold was won by South Korean athlete lim Hyo Jun, the silver went to the Booths Knegt from the Netherlands.
Olympic games in Pyeongchang will last until February 25.
Video, photo All from Russia.