Speed skating: Sochi silver medalist Creveling gets four-year doping ban

U.S. short track speed skaters Jessica Smith (L) and Chris Creveling (2nd R) practise with U.S. team members in preparation for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 3, 2014. Sochi will host the 2014 Winter Olympic Games from February 7 to February 23. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk
U.S. quick monitor Speed skaters Jessica Smith (L) and Chris Creveling (2nd R) practise with U.S. staff individuals in practise for the 2014 Sochi Iciness Olympics, February 3, 2014. Sochi will host the 2014 Wintry Weather Olympic Games from February 7 to February 23.

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Olympic Pace skating silver medalist Chris Creveling will pass over subsequent yr’s Iciness Games in Pyeongchang after being given a 4-yr ban for checking out sure for a prohibited substance, the usa Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has stated.

Creveling, who gained silver in the 5,000 meters relay on the Iciness Games in Sochi in 2014, examined positive for testosterone-booster clomiphene in an out-of-competitors check taken in October.

Creveling’s ban had been backdated to Nov. 18 closing 12 months, the day he common a provisional suspension, and he had been “disqualified from all competitive outcomes bought on and subsequent to October 18, 2016,” USADA stated in a observation.

(Reporting through Simon Jennings in Bengaluru; Editing by using Peter Rutherford)

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