Updated: Saturday, 15 March 2014 02:04 | By Agence France-Presse

Polish bobsleigher fails drugs test

Polish bobsleigher Daniel Zalewski failed a drugs test during the Sochi Olympics, Poland's national Olympic committee (PKOl) confirmed on Friday.


Polish bobsleigher fails drugs test

Poland-1 four-man bobsleigh, pushman Daniel Zalewski, in the Bobsleigh Four-man Heat 3 at the Sanki Sliding Center during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 23, 2014 - by Dimitar Dilkoff

Zalewski tested positive for the stimulant phenethylamine on February 23, and both the A and B samples were positive, the PKOl said.

The Polish four-man team placed 27th in the overall standings at the Winter Games.

The PKOl are appealing the case before the World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) and the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (FIBT).

Zalewski becomes the seventh competitor to test positive for performance-enhancing drugs during the Sochi Olympics.

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