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Winter Olympics: German athlete first to return abnormal doping test

Published on Feb 21, 2014 5:47 PM
 
The Doping Control Station is pictured at the Sanki Sliding Center in Rosa Khutor, during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics near Sochi, on Friday, Feb 21, 2014. An unnamed German athlete has returned an abnormal doping sample at the Sochi Winter Games and a second sample will be tested later on Friday to determine the presence of banned substances, the German Olympic Committee (DOSB) said. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

SOCHI (REUTERS) - An unnamed German athlete has returned an abnormal doping sample at the Sochi Winter Games and a second sample will be tested later on Friday to determine the presence of banned substances, the German Olympic Committee (DOSB) said.

The DOSB said it was informed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Thursday evening and a disciplinary commission would convene later in the day after the athlete's B sample was tested.

"The DOSB was informed on Thursday evening at 21.30 (local time) that one member of its Olympic team had returned an A sample that showed abnormal data," it said in a statement.

More details would be provided after the second test, it added.

 
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