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Russian curler Krushelnitsky’s B sample tests positive for meldonium – ROC

Tuesday - 20/02/2018 08:45
The doping violation committed by Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky has been confirmed by the Russian Olympic Committee website, which announced on Tuesday that his B sample revealed the presence of a banned substance.

Krushelnitsky’s A sample tested positive for meldonium on Sunday. The information on the B sample hasn't been officially confirmed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) or the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). However, a statement appeared on the Russian Olympic Committee website addressing the issue on behalf of the Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR) delegation in PyeongChang.

“We express our sincere regret over this incident,” the statement reads.

“Along with this, the circumstances of the incident do not now answer the questions of how and when meldonium got into the athlete’s body.

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