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Source: NBC News

Russian curler faces scrutiny after doping tests return positive

Today 11:46 GMT

A Russian athlete has failed a doping test at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang and now faces investigation by the group overseeing the Olympic Athletes from Russia.

Curler Alexander Krushelnitskiy tested positive for traces of meldonium, a medicine that increases circulation in the brain and aids with heart failure and chest pain, The New York Times reported Sunday. The World Anti-Doping Agency decided to ban the substance in September 2015, stating that it is classified as a performance-enhancing drug.

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Source: Reuters

Russian medalist at Games suspected of doping: source

Today 08:59 GMT

A Russian medalist at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics is suspected of having tested positive for a banned substance, a source at the Games said on Sunday, in a potential major blow to Russia’s efforts to emerge from a drug-cheating scandal.

Alexander Krushelnitsky, a bronze-medalist along with his wife in mixed-doubles curling, is suspected of having tested positive for meldonium, the source said.

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Source: New York Times

Russian Doping Case Rocks Olympic Curling

Today 11:46 GMT

Moiseeva, the skip, or head curler, of the Russian women’s team was referring to the possible effects of a failed doping test by a fellow Russian curler here at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

The International Olympic Committee, however, later cleared more than 160 Russian athletes to compete here in Pyeongchang as Olympic Athletes From Russia under the Olympic banner. Moiseeva, whose team lost to Switzerland on Monday morning, said she thought about reaching out to Krushelnytsky and Bryzgalova but decided against it.

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Source: Common Domain

Russian bronze medal winning curler reportedly tests positive for banned substance

Today 06:05 GMT

Russian curlers said Monday a coach told them that mixed doubles bronze medalist Alexander Krushelnitsky tested positive for a banned substance at the Pyeongchang Olympics.

Russian Curling Federation president Dmitry Svishchev would not confirm the name of the athlete who tested positive, but told The Associated Press that Krushelnitsky tested clean as recently as January 22, the day before he flew to a pre-Olympic training camp in Japan.

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Source: New York Times

Russian Athlete May Lose Olympic Medal After Failed Doping Test

Today 08:59 GMT

A Russian athlete who won a bronze medal in curling at the Winter Olympics here has failed a preliminary doping test, putting in jeopardy his medal and Russia’s efforts to move past a vast, state-backed cheating scheme that left it nominally barred from the Games.

A second test will be conducted to confirm the finding, according to a statement from an orgainzation representing the Olympic Athletes From Russia, the designation given to more than 160 Russian athletes who had been cleared to compete at the Games under that name.

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Source: The Guradian

Russian athlete reportedly fails Winter Olympics drugs test

Today 06:05 GMT

A Russian athlete who won a bronze medal in the mixed curling at the Winter Olympics has reportedly failed a drugs test.

According to the Russian newspaper Sport Express, Krushelnytsky’s B-sample will be opened on Monday – although the athlete and the Russian Curling Federation have so far claimed that they are not aware of a positive drugs test. The press attache for the OAR team did not name the athlete but confirmed: “Today, the headquarters of our delegation received an official notification from the IOC about a possible violation of the anti-doping rules.

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Source: The Guradian

The unequal battle: privilege, genes, gender and power

Today 08:59 GMT

The tense debate around Caster Semenya and Dutee Chand demonstrate the intersection between race, gender and medical imperialism. When I was eight years old I visited South Africa, my dad’s homeland, for the first time.

Since the hyperandrogenism rule came into place, says Camporesi, only women of colour from the global south have been targeted for gender testing. I attended a sports conference in 2016 and heard the bioethicist Dr Silvia Camporesi discuss these issues.

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Source: CBS News

A wheelchair doesn't keep this athlete from the football field

Today 06:04 GMT

Before Danny's sophomore year, a teammate had an idea to get him on the field: Danny could get out of his wheelchair, kneel down, and be the player who holds the ball for the team's kicker during extra points and field goals.

On this Super Bowl Sunday, Mark Strassmann has found a high school player who's an MVP in anybody's book:. They're the Moose Lake Rebels, a high school football powerhouse in northern Minnesota where the frozen fields can feel as hard as any tackle.

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Source: Washington Post

Triple axels don’t frighten Mirai Nagasu: ‘If I fall, I’ll take the fall.’

Today 11:47 GMT

Since making history as the first American woman to land a triple axel in Olympic competition Feb. 11, Mirai Nagasu has fielded request for dates, gotten social media shout-outs from stars of her favorite TV shows, “Modern Family” and “The Big Bang Theory,” posed for pictures with singer Rachel Platten, whose hit, “Fight Song,” is her internal walk-up music before competitions, and all but campaigned for a stint on “Dancing with the Stars.”

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Source: The Guradian

Gus Kenworthy's kiss with boyfriend on NBC greeted with acclaim

Today 06:05 GMT

When the American freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy shared a kiss with boyfriend Matthew Wilkas at the bottom of the hill before Sunday morning’s ski slopestyle qualifying, neither was immediately aware the moment was captured by NBC’s cameras.

“That’s something that I wanted at the last Olympics was to share a kiss with my boyfriend at the bottom and it was something that I was too scared to do for myself.

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Source: New York Times

Far From the Games, a Canadian Skater Says Russia Cost Him a Spot

Today 06:05 GMT

A year and a half after the scandal surfaced — and just two months before the start of the Games — the I.O.C. announced on Dec. 5 that Russia was effectively banned from the Olympics.

Russia has the third-largest presence at the Olympics after the I.O.C. ruled that nearly 170 athletes could participate under the banner “Olympic Athletes From Russia.” Dutton and others are frustrated that several sports governing bodies, including those for speedskating, luge and ice hockey, have yet to discipline tainted Russian athletes, meaning they can continue participating in events outside of the Olympics.

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Source: Washington Post

U. S. freestyle skier Nick Goepper flies from the back of the pack to the podium

Today 06:05 GMT

With a dazzling final run, American skier Nick Goepper vaulted from the back of the pack to win a silver medal Sunday in the men’s slopestyle event.

“It won’t stop me from competing (obvi) but it does prevent me from shaking Pence’s hand so... Silver linings!”. Post Nation: ‘I can’t tone it down’: Olympic skater Adam Rippon speaks out for young LGBT Americans. ‘I just didn’t attack the way I should have’: Ted Ligety falls short in giant slalom. Red Gerard wins first U.S. medal of PyeongChang Olympics, a gold in men’s slopestyle

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Source: Washington Post

LeBron James won’t shut up and dribble: ‘I’ve defeated the odds, and I want every kid to know that’

Sunday 23:40 GMT

LOS ANGELES — When LeBron James was first made aware of Laura Ingraham’s comments on Fox News earlier this week — including telling James and fellow NBA star Kevin Durant to “shut up and dribble” — he laughed.

You know, to be an African-American kid and grow up in the inner city with a single-parent mother and not being financially stable, and to make it where I’ve made it today, I think I’ve defeated the odds.

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Source: Washington Post

The Olympics have waited 114 years for Ester Ledecka, the snowboarder who won a skiing gold medal

Sunday 18:11 GMT

Ester Ledecka has a chance to enter company after a gold medal performance Saturday that’s gone without a new member for 114 years.

Ledecka, primarily a snowboarder, won the women’s super-G on skis, upsetting the likes of Lindsey Vonn and Austria’s Anna Veith, the favorites. Ester Ledecka has a chance to enter company after a gold medal performance Saturday that’s gone without a new member for 114 years.

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Source: NBC News

How U.S.-born ice dancers ended up competing for South Korea

Sunday 14:30 GMT

American-born ice dancers Alex Gamelin and Yura Min grabbed headlines in their Olympic debut, but for a reason they never expected: The back of Min's costume came unhooked about 20 seconds into their performance, forcing her to continue their routine while struggling to keep her top in place.

While they ended up in ninth place in the sport as a team, the duo from Detroit will step onto the ice on Monday for their next competition at the PyeongChang Olympics — and they will do so once again while representing South Korea.


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