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Sochi silver medallist Creveling gets four-year doping ban
May 16, 2017 / 8:14 AM / 2 months ago

Sochi silver medallist Creveling gets four-year doping ban

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FILE PHOTO: 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.Alexander Demianchuk

(Reuters) - Olympic speed skating silver medallist Chris Creveling will miss next year's Winter Games in Pyeongchang after being given a four-year ban for testing positive for a prohibited substance, the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has said.

Creveling, who won silver in the 5,000 metres relay at the Winter Games in Sochi in 2014, tested positive for testosterone-booster clomiphene in an out-of-competition test taken in October.

Creveling's ban had been backdated to Nov. 18 last year, the day he accepted a provisional suspension, and he had been "disqualified from all competitive results obtained on and subsequent to October 18, 2016," USADA said in a statement.

Reporting by Simon Jennings in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford

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