JAPANESE SKATER SUSPENDED IN 1ST DOPING CASE IN PYEONGCHANG

PYEONGCHANG, SOUTH KOREA AP -- JAPANESE SHORT-TRACK SPEEDSKATER KEI SAITO HAS TESTED POSITIVE FOR A BANNED DIURETIC IN THE FIRST DOPING CASE OF THE PYEONGCHANG OLYMPICS.

THE JAPANESE OLYMPIC COMMITTEE SAID SAITO WAS TESTED AFTER TRAINING ON FEB. 4, JUST BEFORE HE WENT TO BED IN THE ATHLETES VILLAGE.

"That is why we had to go with the provisional measure. The violation of the anti-doping rules has not been proven, so it is not decided yet. So please understand that point. "Saito has no idea why this has happened, so we as Japanese Olympic team continue ...

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Japanese short-track speedskater Kei Saito has tested positive for a banned diuretic in the first doping case of the Pyeongchang Olympics. Saito, a reserve on the 5,000-meter relay team,...

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