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Japanese short-track speed skater tests positive in first doping case in Winter Olympics

Xinhua | Updated: 2018-02-13 14:03
Japan's Kei Saito skates ahead of South Korea's Lim Hyo-Jun during the men's 500m short track semi-finals at the first winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Jan 19, 2012.  [Photo/Agencies]

PYEONGCHANG - Japanese short-track speed skater Kei Saito has tested positive in the first doping case of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics Games.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) announced on Tuesday that it has registered its first procedure on doping from the Pyeongchang Games.

Saito has tested positive for acetazolamide, a diuretic, in an out-of-competition check, and "accepted on a voluntary basis to be provisionally suspended and to leave the Olympic Village," according to a CAS statement.

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