Sport Report: Japanese speedskater Kei Saito has positive doping test

01:33  13 february  2018
01:33  13 february  2018 Source:   usatoday.com

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Japanese speedskater Kei Saito has positive doping test . PYEONGCHANG, South Korea – The first positive doping test of the Winter Olympics was reported in the early hours of Tuesday morning, with Japanese short-track speedskater Kei Saito named as the culprit.

(Reuters). Japanese short-track speed skater Kei Saito reportedly tested positive for an unnamed substance at the 2018 Winter Olympics. Saito , 21, has yet to take the track at the Pyeongchang games and the test results were reported Monday by Kyodo News, according to USA Today.

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea – The first positive doping test of the Winter Olympics was reported in the early hours of Tuesday morning, with Japanese short-track speedskater Kei Saito named as the culprit.

The first positive doping test of the Winter Olympics was reported in the early hours of Tuesday morning, with Japanese short-track speedskater Kei Saito named as the culprit.

Japanese agency Kyodo News revealed that Saito, who is yet to compete at Pyeongchang, had tested positive for an unnamed banned substance and would be excluded from the short-track program.

The Japanese Olympic Committee was planning to host a news conference to announce Saito’s positive test on Tuesday morning, according to the agency.

a group of people standing in front of a crowd: The flag of Japan during the opening ceremony. © Petr David Josek, AP The flag of Japan during the opening ceremony. The revelation will be a major embarrassment to Japanese sports, which has long prided itself on its clean image and will be hosting the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

The positive test recorded by Saito, 21, is the first ever by a Japanese athlete at the Winter Olympics. Saito was a reserve on Japan’s 5,000-meter men’s relay team, which is due to be in action during Tuesday's short-track session at Gangneung Ice Arena.

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Thanks for watching❤! SUBSCRIBE to receive more videos for free. Olympic Japanese speedskater has positive doping test first positive doping test of the Winter Olympics was reported in the early hours of Tuesday morning, with Japanese short-track speedskater Kei Saito named as the culprit.

His sister, Hitomi Saito, is also on the Japanese short-track team.

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