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Austria protests doping test on eve of Olympic race

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Associated Press

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia -- The Austrian Olympic Committee has filed a complaint with the IOC about the timing of a doping test for Alpine skier Elisabeth Goergl late Tuesday, the night before the women's downhill race at the Sochi Games.

The Austrian committee says doping officials visited Goergl at 10:55 p.m. local time for an unannounced test, and it interrupted her preparation.

Goergl, the 2011 downhill world champion, finished 16th in the race that started at 11 a.m. Wednesday.

The head of the AOC medical team in Sochi, Wolfgang Schobersberger, says "We support the fight against doping 100 percent. But this late test, on the night before the race, definitely goes too far. This incident surely has disturbed Elisabeth in her race preparation."

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