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Russian curler caught doping to return bronze medal

Russian curler caught doping to return bronze medal

The Court of Arbitration for Sport had been due to hear Krushelnitsky's case Thursday, and did not immediately respond to a request for clarification on whether proceedings would still go ahead.

There are 168 athletes competing in the OAR team, who have so far won 13 medals, four silvers and nine bronzes - but that tally includes the bronze won by Krushelnitsky and Bryzgalova in the first Olympic mixed doubles curling tournament.

The Russian Olympic delegation has said it could not explain how meldonium had ended up in Krushelnitsky's body and pledged to investigate.

"The athlete has accepted a provisional suspension beyond the period of the Games and reserved his rights to seek the elimination or reduction of any period of ineligibility based on "no fault or negligence" following the conclusion of the Games".

Norwegian pair Magnus Nedregotten and Kristin Skaslien, who placed fourth in the mixed doubles after losing 8-4 to the Russians, were expected to be elevated to the bronze. They've started an investigation into how the traces of the banned substance got into Krushelnitsky' system.

Krushelnitsky is likely to lose his medal because of the positive test, Russian Curling Federation senior vice president Andrei Sozin told the AP.

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"Unfortunately we have to part with the Olympic bronze medal", he said in a statement on the federation's website.

His case has been controversial as he was one of 168 athletes who passed rigorous testing to compete as a neutral in Pyeongchang, where Russian Federation are banned following the discovery of systemic doping.

The IOC has said it might allow the Russians to march with the country's flag and in national uniform at the closing ceremony of the Games on Sunday, provided they have complied with its code of conduct on neutrality.

Alexander Krushelnitsky in action at the Pyeongchang Games.

"I think that the sanctions will be that the medals will be taken away", Sozin said.

The statement said it would be "useless and senseless" for Krushelnitsky and Bryzgalova to fight the doping case during the Olympics but added that they considered themselves "clean athletes".


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