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U.S. short track skater Chris Creveling receives four-year doping ban

Around the Games: Day 15 - 2014 Winter Olympic Games

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 22: United States speed skating silver medalist Christopher Creveling looks on during a USOC Press Conference on day 15 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Main Press Center (MPC) on February 22, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

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After testing positive for a prohibited substance, Olympic silver medalist Chris Creveling has been banned from competition for four years and will miss the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics.

On Oct. 18, 2016, an out-of-competition urine test showed clomiphene in Creveling’s system. The drug is classified by the US Anti-Doping Agency as performance-enhancing for its effect on testosterone levels. It’s most commonly taken by women who don’t ovulate to treat infertility.

His four-year ban is effective from Nov. 18, 2016, when Creveling, 30, accepted a provisional suspension.

Creveling and the U.S. men, including J.R. Celski, won a silver medal in the 5000m relay at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. It was the lone medal won by either the U.S. short track or speed skating teams in Sochi.

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