Andris  style=Latvia’s lone rowing competitor, Andris Reinholds, is facing a life ban from the sport after he became the fifth athlete to be kicked out of the Olympics for failing a drug test.

Reinholds, who finished eighth in the single sculls, tested positive for the steroid nandrolone following a random urine test.

The expulsion of Reinhold brings the number of competitors thrown out of the Sydney Games to five.