23 Feb 2014

Four athletes fail Sochi drugs tests

10:04 am on 23 February 2014

The Olympics have been hit by a fourth doping case after Ukrainian cross country skier Marina Lisogor tested positive for the banned substance trimetazidine.

The Ukrainian Olympic Committee said Lisogor, 30, told a disciplinary hearing that she had unwittingly consumed the substance in a medicine.

The case came a day after news of failed tests for German biathlete Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle and Italian bobsledder William Frullani.

The Latvian men's ice hockey player Vitalijs Pavlovs has also been sanctioned for failing a drugs test.