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Published: Saturday February 22, 2014 MYT 12:52:02 AM
Updated: Saturday February 22, 2014 MYT 12:52:51 AM

German Sachenbacher-Stehle fails dope test in Sochi

Germany's Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle (front) competes during the women's biathlon 10km pursuit event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, in this file picture taken February 11, 2014. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin/Files

Germany's Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle (front) competes during the women's biathlon 10km pursuit event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, in this file picture taken February 11, 2014. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin/Files

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - German biathlete Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle has tested positive for a banned stimulant at the Sochi Games, the German Olympic Committee (DOSB) said on Friday.

The two-times Olympic champion, who has won a total of five Olympic medals in previous Games, was banned from competing in Sochi and sent home, DOSB said.

(Editing by Ossian Shine)

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