13th February 2018

First case registered by the anti-doping division of the CAS in PyeongChang

The Anti-doping Division of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS ADD) at the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games (OWG) has registered its first procedure. Further to a request from the International Olympic Committee (IOC), joined by the International Skating Union (ISU), the CAS ADD has issued the following decision:

Kei Saito (short track speed skating, Japan), positive out-of-competition test with acetalozamide (diuretic/masking agent/specified substance); an order on request for a provisional suspension has been issued by the CAS ADD; the athlete accepted on a voluntary basis to be provisionally suspended and to leave the Olympic Village; as a consequence, the athlete is provisionally suspended from competing at the OWG Pyeongchang 2018 and at any future ISU competition pending the resolution of this matter; no results at the OWG Pyeongchang 2018 have been affected; the procedure on the merits of the case will continue and the CAS ADD will issue a final award after the end of the Games.

• This media release was issued by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on 13 February 2018. Click here for the original.

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