Japan kayaker banned after spiking Olympic rival's drink

From BBC - January 9, 2018

Japan's anti-doping agency has banned a top kayaker for eight years after he admitted to drugging a rival.

Yasuhiro Suzuki, 32, admitted spiking Seiji Komatsu's drink with a banned drug before a domestic race to boost his own chances to qualify for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, the agency said.

Komatsu was disqualified after testing positive but the disqualification was later nullified.

Japan's Canoe Federation is considering expelling Suzuki permanently.

"Suzuki's conduct is totally contrary to the spirit of sporting fair play," it said in a statement.


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