Johannes Duerr positive for EPO

Updated: February 23, 2014, 4:30 AM ET
Associated Press

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia -- Austrian cross-country skier Johannes Duerr was kicked out of the Sochi Games on Sunday after testing positive for EPO. It is the fifth doping case -- and most serious so far -- at the Olympics.

"It is a black day for us," Austrian Olympic Committee president Karl Stoss said at a news conference on the final day of the Games.

Duerr finished eighth in the men's skiathlon on Feb. 9 and was tested seven days later in Austria, where he had flown back for training. ...

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