Italian bobsledder booted from Winter Games

Tested positive for banned substance

An Italian bobsledder has been kicked out of the Winter Games after a drug test came back positive.

William Frullani, a member of Italy's four-man bobsled team, tested positive for dimethylamphetamine.

Dimethylamphetamine is classified as a "specified stimulant" on the World Anti-Doping Agency's prohibited list. Specified stimulants cover drugs that are more susceptible to inadvertent use and can carry reduced penalties.

The Italian Olympic committee says Frullani asked for a backup test that was taken Friday and "confirmed the positive result, resulting in his exclusion from the Italian delegation."

Frullani has been replaced with another athlete ahead of the start of the four-man bobsled event on Saturday.

Meanwhile, an German athlete has failed a drug test. They compete for Germany's ski federation, but a spokesman declined to identify the sport or gender of the athlete.

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