Japanese athlete expelled from Olympics over doping
13 February 2018 | 10:52 am
Japanese short track speed skater Kei Saito failed an out-of-competition doping test on the day of his arrival in Pyeongchang and has been expelled from the Winter Olympics, Japan team officials said on Tuesday.
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