Russian curlingist Alexander Krushelnytsky, who took the bronze of the Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, passed the accreditation and left the Olympic village. According to unofficial information, he is suspected of using meldonia. About this Reuters told the press attache of the Russian national team Konstantin Vybornov.
Official confirmation that Krushelnytsky had found muldonium in the doping test did not arrive. IOC has officially declared an anti-doping rule violation without mentioning the name of the athlete or athlete. The results will be announced on February 19, when the trial of B.
On February 19, at the morning conference of the Communications Director of the IOC, Mark Adams, journalists of various publications asked questions about the possibility of sabotage several times, but Adams said that the IOC would not investigate, the relevant bodies would be engaged in it.
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On the eve of social networks, a photo of a note attached to the door of the cabinet of the Russian delegation in Pyeongchang appeared. An unknown author wrote: “I’ll see you in Tokyo-2020 … Maybe.” On the question of whether sanctions against Russia could be extended to the Summer Olympics in Tokyo in connection with the new doping scandal, Adams did not give a direct answer.
February 18, several media reported that in the doping test Krushelnitsky found meldonia, banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency. The athlete said that he was not aware of this. Before that he and his wife Anastasia Bryzgalova won a bronze medal, which was the first for Russian curling in history.