Latvian hockey player fails doping test: IOC
Vitalijs Pavlovs played against Canada in quarter-finals
Latvian hockey player Vitalijs Pavlovs has failed a doping test at Sochi Olympics, according to the International Olympic Committee.
The 24-year-old forward tested positive for the stimulant methylhexaneamine following Latvia's 2-1 loss to Canada in the quarter-finals on Wednesday.
Pavlovs becomes the fourth Sochi athlete to fail a drug test.
Cross-country skier Marina Lisogor tested positive for the stimulant trimetazidine, the Ukrainian Olympic Committee announced earlier Saturday.
German biathlete Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle and Italian bobsledder William Frullani were also expelled from the Sochi Olympic for failing doping tests.
Povlovs, who plays for Dinamo Riga of the KHL, logged 16:56 of ice time against Canada and posted two shots, but didn't register a point.