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Russian could not have taken drug deliberately - minister

Wednesday 10:52 GMT

Russian Olympic medalist Alexander Krushelnitsky could not have taken a banned drug deliberately, Russia’s sports minister said on Tuesday after anti-doping authorities confirmed a violation that has rocked the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

“It’s obvious that in this particular case, the athlete could not have intentionally used a prohibited substance, it just does not make any sense,” Russian Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov told TASS news agency. “Curling, in theory, in not the kind of sport in which dishonest athletes dope,” he added.

2 Articles
Source: Reuters

Russian could not have taken drug deliberately - minister

Wednesday 10:52 GMT

Russian Olympic medalist Alexander Krushelnitsky could not have taken a banned drug deliberately, Russia’s sports minister said on Tuesday after anti-doping authorities confirmed a violation that has rocked the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

“It’s obvious that in this particular case, the athlete could not have intentionally used a prohibited substance, it just does not make any sense,” Russian Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov told TASS news agency. “Curling, in theory, in not the kind of sport in which dishonest athletes dope,” he added.


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