Winter Olympics: First doping case in Pyeongchang emerges

Winter Olympics: First doping case in Pyeongchang emerges

Saito said in a statement: "I am shocked by this as I have never tried to commit doping". It may also impose provisional suspensions pending the conclusion of the procedure.

According to Macur, Saito tested positive for a masking agent during testing before the Games and "is provisionally suspended and left the Olympic village".

"I have never considered doping".

Japan's Kei Saito becomes the first athlete to be excluded from this year's Winter Olympics for failing a doping test.

Japan's chef de mission Yasuo Saito said that Kei Saito had a doping test at a January 29 training camp for the Games and had tested negative.

The most notable case of Japanese athletes violating anti-doping rules came at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, where members of the Japanese men's volleyball team tested positive for a stimulant. "I have no merit and motivation for using this drug".

Saito, a reserve on the 5,000-meter relay team, tested positive for acetalozamide, which can be used to treat conditions such as glaucoma and altitude sickness but can also be a masking agent to disguise the use of other banned substances.

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"I will fight in order to prove my cleanness". The delegation chief said once the Olympics are done, it will move to clear the athlete's name.

This is the first doping violation case registered by the CAS Anti-doping Division in PyeongChang. "That is why we had to go with the provisional measure".

"His sister Hitomi has competed in short track and was part of the Japan team that finished eighth in the 3000m relay at the 2014 World Championships in Montreal, QC, Canada", the site said.

Tsutomu Kawasaki, Japan's short track coach, said the suspended Olympian "showed a lot of promise at a young age and has been educated on doping".

The 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea will end on February 25.

The 21-year-old has for the first time secured a spot on the Olympic team.

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