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Scandal at the Olympics in Pyeongchang: Japanese skater caught on doping

13 February, 14:29 249
Scandal at the Olympics in Pyeongchang: Japanese skater caught on doping

Short track player Kai Saito became the first athlete who failed the doping test at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Japanese short tracker Kai Saito became the first athlete who was caught in doping at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, The Guardian reports.

At a press conference Japanese official said that Saito maintains there is no way the substance could have entered his body after he passed the test on 29 January.

“He has decided not to place any further burden on his fellow Japanese athletes and that is why he has left the village. We will do everything in our power to help him. We will give him every help he needs.” Hidehito Ito said, deputy chef de mission of the Japanese Olympic Committee.

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