IOC says Latvian hockey player tests positive

FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2014 file photo, Germany's Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle prepares to shoot during the women's biathlon 7.5k sprint, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. German Olympic officials said Sachenbacher-Stehle has been kicked out of the Sochi Games after a positive doping test. The German Olympic Committee said she tested positive on Monday, Feb. Feb. 17, for the stimulant methylhexanamine. Both the "A'' sample and backup "B'' sample were positive. The committee said the athlete has been removed from the team and is being sent home. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer, File)

February 22, 2014 5:07:27 PM PST
The IOC says a Latvian hockey player has been expelled from the Sochi Olympics after failing a doping test.

The International Olympic Committee says Vitalijs Pavlovs tested positive for the stimulant methylhexaneamine after Latvia's loss to Canada in the quarterfinals.

He is the fourth athlete to fail a drug test at the games.

Earlier Saturday, the Ukrainian Olympic Committee said cross-country skier Marina Lisogor tested positive for the stimulant trimetazidine.

The latest positive tests follow those of German biathlete Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle and Italian bobsledder William Frullani.