• Kyodo


Yuichi Onda’s chances of competing in the ongoing Nordic World Ski Championships were completely dashed when the Japanese cross-country skier failed a second blood test Monday.

Onda, who was hit with a five-day suspension after he failed a pre-meet blood test last Wednesday, was ordered to sit out the Feb. 17-27 event for another five days after the results of the routine blood testing procedure by the International Ski Federation (FIS) confirmed he still has a high hemoglobin count.

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