German athlete tests positive at Sochi Olympics in the 1st doping case of the 2014 Games

The German Olympic Committee says it has been notified that one of its athletes has failed a doping test at the Sochi Games. It is the first announced positive case of these Olympics.

The athlete was not identified.

The committee says in a statement that it was informed Thursday night by the International Olympic Committee that the athlete had a positive test on the "A'' sample. The backup "B'' sample will be analyzed Friday.