IOC says Latvian hockey player tests positive

SOCHI, Russia - The International Olympic Committee says a Latvian hockey player has been expelled from the Sochi Olympics after failing a doping test.

The IOC says Vitalijs Pavlovs tested positive for the stimulant methylhexaneamine after Latvia's loss to Canada in the quarterfinals. He is the fourth athlete to fail a drug test at the games.

Earlier Saturday, the Ukrainian Olympic Committee said cross-country skier Marina Lisogor tested positive for the stimulant trimetazidine. The latest positive tests follow those of German biathlete Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle and Italian bobsledder William Frullani.


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