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2018 Winter Olympics doping thread

13 Feb 2018 03:41

Let's get the ball rolling:

Japanese speed skater Kei Saito has become the first athlete to be excluded from the 2018 Winter Olympics for a doping violation.

Saito failed an out-of-competition doping test prior to the Games, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said.

The 21-year-old had not yet competed in the Games but was due to compete in the men's 5,000m relay on Tuesday.

He tested positive for acetalozamide, a banned diuretic which is considered a masking agent.

The CAS statement said Saito had left the athletes' Olympic Village voluntarily and would be provisionally suspended from the Olympics and other competitions pending a full investigation.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/winter-olympics/43040184
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Re: 2018 Winter Olympics doping thread

13 Feb 2018 04:57

TMP402 wrote:Let's get the ball rolling:
Japanese speed skater Kei Saito has become the first athlete to be excluded from the 2018 Winter Olympics for a doping violation.
Indeed that is a surprising one, because the article says no Japanese athlete ever tested positive at the Winter Olympic Games before. So, that one is historic in an unfortunate way.
Short-track speedskating relay is so short in duration that hydration might not matter much, compared to long-track or any endurance sport. The diuretic for weight loss makes sense, it might not be a "masking agent" for something else
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Re: 2018 Winter Olympics doping thread

13 Feb 2018 23:48

TMP402 wrote:Let's get the ball rolling:

Japanese speed skater Kei Saito has become the first athlete to be excluded from the 2018 Winter Olympics for a doping violation.

Saito failed an out-of-competition doping test prior to the Games, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said.

The 21-year-old had not yet competed in the Games but was due to compete in the men's 5,000m relay on Tuesday.

He tested positive for acetalozamide, a banned diuretic which is considered a masking agent.

The CAS statement said Saito had left the athletes' Olympic Village voluntarily and would be provisionally suspended from the Olympics and other competitions pending a full investigation.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/winter-olympics/43040184


Nice find. I honestly thought it would be the Norway x-country team.
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Re: 2018 Winter Olympics doping thread

Yesterday 22:01

TMP402 wrote:Let's get the ball rolling:

Not much rolling going on at these Winter Olympics by the anti-doping officials (politicians), is there?

Just one athlete so far - crikes, you gotta be kidding me!
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Re: 2018 Winter Olympics doping thread

Today 13:13

Tricycle Rider wrote:
TMP402 wrote:Let's get the ball rolling:

Not much rolling going on at these Winter Olympics by the anti-doping officials (politicians), is there?

Just one athlete so far - crikes, you gotta be kidding me!


Not even one athlete...it was an out of competition fail prior to the games:
Saito failed an out-of-competition doping test prior to the Games, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said
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