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Italian bobsledder tests positive at Sochi Games

  • ASSOCIATED PRESSThis undated photo provided by myInfo2014 shows Italian bobsledder William Frullani at an unknown location. The Italian Olympic Committee said Frullani has been kicked out of the Sochi Games after a positive doping test. In a statement Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, 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. (AP Photo/myInfo2014)
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    This undated photo provided by myInfo2014 shows Italian bobsledder William Frullani at an unknown location. The Italian Olympic Committee said Frullani has been kicked out of the Sochi Games after a positive doping test. In a statement Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, 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. (AP Photo/myInfo2014)

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia >> 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.

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