IOC says Latvian hockey player tests positive

Associated Press
Germany v Latvia - 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship
HELSINKI, FINLAND - MAY 11: Patrick Hager (R) of Germany and Vitalijs Pavlovs (R) of Latvia battle for the puck during the IIHF World Championship group H match between Germany and Latvia at Hartwall Areena on May 11, 2013 in Helsinki, Finland. (Photo by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — 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.