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Italian bobsledder tests positive at Sochi Games

Italian Olympic Committee: Bobsledder William Frullani out of Sochi Games after positive test

Italian bobsledder tests positive at Sochi Games

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) -- The Italian Olympic Committee says bobsledder William Frullani has been kicked out of the Sochi Games after a positive doping test.

In a statement Friday, Italy's governing body CONI says it was informed by the International Olympic Committee that Frullani came up positive for the substance dymetylpentylamine in a test taken in the Olympic Village on Feb. 18.

CONI says Frullani asked for a backup test that was taken Friday and "confirmed the positive result, resulting in his exclusion from the Italian delegation."

CONI adds that it replaced Frullani on its four-man bobsled team with Samuele Romanini.

Updated : 2021-10-23 09:23 GMT+08:00