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Publish Date: 9:02 - 13 February 2018
TEHRAN, February 13 - Short track skater Kei Saito, a member of Japan’s relay team at the Olympics, has tested positive for an unnamed banned substance. It is the first case of doping at the current Games.

Japanese speed skater 1st to fail doping test at PyeongChang Olympics – reportTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) -Short track skater Kei Saito, a member of Japan’s relay team at the Olympics, has tested positive for an unnamed banned substance. It is the first case of doping at the current Games.

The news was broken by the Kyodo news agency, which cited multiple sources saying that the 21-year-old failed a doping test in the run-up to the Olympics. The samples, in which a banned substance was found, were reportedly taken out-of-competition. It is not yet clear when exactly the test was performed or what substance was allegedly discovered.

Saito was a reserve on the men’s four-member 5,000 relay team. His first scheduled race at the Games should have become a semifinal event set for Tuesday evening.

The news was broken by the Kyodo news agency, which cited multiple sources saying that the 21-year-old failed a doping test in the run-up to the Olympics. The samples, in which a banned substance was found, were reportedly taken out-of-competition. It is not yet clear when exactly the test was performed or what substance was allegedly discovered.

Saito was a reserve on the men’s four-member 5,000 relay team. His first scheduled race at the Games should have become a semifinal event set for Tuesday evening.

Source: RT

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