KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia – There has been a positive doping test by a nordic sports athlete here at the Olympic Games in Sochi. Although it was initially reported that the athlete was Norwegian, that appears to be incorrect and the athlete is actually German.
No further details have emerged as the case is in the hands of the IOC until the “B” sample can be analyzed, which will reportedly happen this afternoon although this is uncomfired. Sources within the German team have confirmed that it is either a cross country skier or a biathlete.
“All I can say is, we have a positive ‘A’ sample (somewhere on the German Olympic team),” German press officer Stefan Schwarzbach told the Associated Press. “But as long as we don’t have a positive ‘B’ sample, we are not allowed to talk about that.”
Schwarzbach is the press officer for cross country skiing and biathlon.
We will add updates to this story as soon as more details are available.