A Russian roller who received bronze within the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics is being investigated for doping.
The Courtroom of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) stated in a press release on-line that it had “initiated a process involving the athlete Aleksandr Krushelnitckii”, who competed along with his spouse Anastasia Bryzgalova within the blended curling doubles.
Based on Reuters he examined optimistic for the banned substance Meldonium.
Worldwide Olympic Committee spokesperson Mark Adams informed the Related Press failed check may imply that Russian athletes could be banned from marching beneath their nation’s flag on the closing ceremony.
Krushelnitckii’s “A pattern” examined optimistic, however a second pattern will even be examined, Adams, of the IOC, stated, with the outcomes introduced in 24 hours.
If optimistic, Krushelnitckii and his spouse may lose their bronze medal – which might as an alternative go to the Norwegian pair who positioned fourth within the competitors.
Russian Curling Federation president Dmitry Svishchev informed AP that Krushelnitckii was clear on Jan. 22, and urged he may have been spiked by rivals. “There’s a risk of it being one thing inside the group, that one thing occurred throughout coaching camp, or as a political means to realize some purpose.”
And Russian delegation spokesperson Konstantin Vybornov informed the Guardian: “I spoke to an individual who beforehand headed the anti-doping laboratory, and he stated that curlers don’t want meldonium. In his opinion, that is some sort of political act.”
The 168 Russian athletes in Pyeongchang are competing as “Olympic Athletes from Russia”, and aren’t allowed to put on their nation’s flag or colours because of the 2014 Sochi Olympics doping scandal.
Rose Troup Buchanan is a reporter for BuzzFeed Information and relies in London.
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