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A Russian curler charged with doping could end Putin's Olympic pep rally. He could also make it even sweeter
Russian Olympic curler suspected of failing drugs test
Russian Olympic curler suspected of doping, could lose bronze medal
Russian Olympic athlete involved in meldonium doping case: Source
Russian Olympian suspected of doping
Hirscher rules slopes as Russian doping spectre returns
Russian bronze medal-winning curler accused of doping, could hurt country's chance at Olympic reinstatement
2018-02-19 20:18:09 PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Russia could lose its chance to be reinstated before the end of the Winter Olympics because of a doping charge against curling bronze medalist Alexander Krushelnitsky. The Court of Arbitration for Sport said in a statement Monday that it has "initiated a procedure involving" Krushelnitsky, who finished third in mixed doubles with his wife, Anastasia Bryzgalova   Read More ...
Doping charge against curling medalist could hurt Russia’s chance at Olympics reinstatement
2018-02-19 18:41:50 PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Russia could lose its chance to be reinstated before the end of the Winter Olympics because of a doping charge against curling bronze medalist Alexander Krushelnitsky. The Court of Arbitration for Sport said in a statement Monday that it has “initiated a procedure involving” Krushelnitsky, who finished third in mixed doubles with his wife, Anastasia Bryzgalova   Read More ...
Doping scandal hits Winter Games
2018-02-19 17:17:05 Russian athletes and sports officials voiced disbelief on Monday that one of their Winter Games medallists was being investigated for suspected doping, a scandal that could imperil Russia’s efforts to regain full Olympic status. Alexander Krushelnitsky, who won bronze with his wife Anastasia Bryzgalova in mixed-doubles curling , one of the Games’ least physically taxing sports, is suspected of testing positive for meldonium, a banned substance that increases blood flow and improves exercise capacity   Read More ...
2018 Winter Olympics: Dahlberg: Cheating Russians should have never been in Olympics
2018-02-19 17:05:17 OPINION: It sounds like some kind of cheap joke, though no one here seems to be laughing about the Russian curler who tested positive for performance enhancing drugs. This is, after all, curling we're talking about. Aside from the lean-and-mean Norwegian men's team, these generally aren't athletes who will show up in body building magazines. Indeed, the best thing about curling may be that it's a sport you can play with a beer in one hand and a broom in the other   Read More ...
A Russian curler charged with doping could end Putin's Olympic pep rally. He could also make it even sweeter
2018-02-19 15:34:47 GANGNEUNG, South Korea – Done in, by of all people, a curler. Russia is officially banned from these Winter Olympics and hasn’t managed to snag a gold medal. It has pretty much won everything else about the PyeongChang Games. They still sent 168 athletes under the “Olympic Athletes from Russia” banner. The competitors still wear the nation’s famed red and white colors   Read More ...
'South Korea: 'Don't pay attention, do your job!' – ex-hockey player to Russian athletes
2018-02-19 15:31:01 to our channel! rupt.ly/subscribe Former Russian professional ice hockey player Alexei Yashin advised Russian athletes to "try not to pay attention" to the recent news of the failed doping test of a Russian curling athlete and "do their job", in the Sports House in Gangneung on Sunday. Yashin, who is now participating in the Olympics as the in-studio analyst of hockey tournaments for Canadian TV network also added that it's hard to comment on the information as he doesn't have enough information, adding "no one probably knows" what happens next. Commenting on the chances of the Russian ice hockey team in PyeongChang Winter Olympics Yashin said, "our team is the favourite, it is 100%   Read More ...
Major implications as Russian Olympian accused of doping
2018-02-19 15:12:33 PYEONGCHANG, South Korea -- Russia could lose its chance to be reinstated before the end of the Winter Olympics because of a doping charge against curling bronze medalist Alexander Krushelnitsky. The Court of Arbitration for Sport said in a statement Monday that it has "initiated a procedure involving" Krushelnitsky, who finished third in mixed doubles with his wife, Anastasia Bryzgalova. IOC spokesman Mark Adams says a failed doping test could keep from marching under the national flag at the closing ceremony   Read More ...
Canadian curler Marc Kennedy not surprised to see Russian caught doping
2018-02-19 14:17:59 News that a Russian mixed doubles bronze medallist tested positive for a banned substance was met with surprise among some curlers but not Kennedy GANGNEUNG — News that a Russian mixed doubles bronze medallist tested positive for a banned substance was met with surprise among some curlers at the Olympics but Canada’s Marc Kennedy wasn’t the slightest bit shocked. “I would be if it wasn’t coming from Russia,” Kennedy said   Read More ...
IOC ban exposes how clean Russians can’t win
2018-02-19 14:08:41 The story that matters is the look of the medal standings as we approach the home stretch of the Winter Olympics PYEONGCHANG — That a Russian male curler has tested positive for Maria Sharapova’s former drug of choice is basically irrelevant. It’s not controversial. It’s not as shocking as some people might have you think. Big picture, it’s rather unimportant considering the highly important history of performance enhancing drugs, Olympics, and Russians, three terms that seem to make for unavoidable sporting sentences   Read More ...
Doping charge against Russian medallist could ruin country’s shot at reinstatement
2018-02-19 14:05:48 Russia could lose its chance to be reinstated before the end of the Winter Olympics because of a doping charge against curling bronze medalist Alexander Krushelnitsky.The Court of Arbitration for Sport said in a statement Monday that it has “initiated a procedure involving” Krushelnitsky, who finished third in mixed doubles with his wife, Anastasia Bryzgalova. IOC spokesman Mark Adams says a failed doping test could keep Russia’s banned team from marching under the national flag at the closing ceremony   Read More ...
Olympics reels as Russian curler hit by doping case
2018-02-19 14:04:26 Participants and supporters at the Winter Olympics digest the news that a Russian curler who passed rigorous vetting to attend the Pyeongchang Games is being investigated for alleged drug taking.   Read More ...
Russian Olympic curler suspected of failing drugs test
2018-02-19 13:09:17 CNN Wire (CNN) -- Russian curler Aleksandr Krushelnitckii is suspected of failing a doping test at the PyeongChang Olympic Games. Krushelnitckii, who won bronze in the mixed doubles event at this year's Olympics, is awaiting the results of a so-called "B sample," which could known as early as this evening local time in South Korea. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said in a statement Monday it has initiated the process of reviewing Krushelnitckii's case after a request by the International Olympic Committee (IOC)   Read More ...
While you were sleeping: Sam Edney is not pleased with Russia's failed doping test
2018-02-19 12:37:43 Hot Buttered Post is your daily guide to can’t-miss events and the headlines you need to start your Olympic day. All times ET. While you were sleeping OH, RUSSIA. So, that Russian curler who was suspected of doping before you drifted off last night? Aleksandr Krushelnitckii was formally charged with using a banned substance after his B-sample came back positive for meldonium   Read More ...
Russian curler banished from Winter Olympics after failed drug test
2018-02-19 12:17:21 Pyeongchang: The Russian curling medallist, who failed a preliminary drugs test on Sunday, has left the Winter Olympics. The news, which broke late on Sunday, has put his medal into jeopardy and raised growing questions about whether the International Olympic Committee was right to allow 168 Russians to compete under a neutral flag. Alexander Krushelnitsky, who won a mixed curling bronze medal last week, is suspected of testing positive for meldonium, a banned substance that increases blood flow and improves exercise capacity — a result that will be confirmed when the results of his B-sample are known   Read More ...
Russian Olympics team in shock over Games doping scandal
2018-02-19 12:15:50 A Russian Olympic medallist has left the Pyeongchang Winter Games on suspicion of doping, a team official said on Monday, in a scandal that has shocked his teammates and could imperil Russia's efforts to regain full Olympic status. Alexander Krushelnitsky, who competes in curling, one of the Games' least physically taxing sports, is suspected of testing positive for meldonium, a banned substance that increases blood flow and improves exercise capacity   Read More ...
Winter Olympics: Drugs probe launched against Russian curler
2018-02-19 12:03:40 The Court of Arbitration for Sport has launched a doping procedure against Russian Olympic medallist Alexander Krushelnitsky, the court said in a statement o   Read More ...
2018 Winter Olympics: IOC, don't even think about reinstating Russia
2018-02-19 12:00:24 PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — There is a breathlessly hilarious, perfectly nonsensical symmetry to Russia’s first hiccup after one of the biggest doping scandals in Olympic history occurring in a sport where lifting weights and being physically fit only recently became in vogue. For Russia, having a curler disqualified from a medal would be akin to SMU football coming back from the death penalty in the 1980s, only to get put on probation again for cheating in field hockey   Read More ...
Russian curler Krushelnitsky 'fails' Olympics drug test
2018-02-19 11:44:22 A Russian bronze medalist has reportedly left the Olympic village and surrendered his accreditation after failing a drug test at the Pyeongchang Winter Games in South Korea. Curler Alexander Krushelnitsky, who won bronze with his wife in mixed doubles last week, is suspected of testing positive for the banned substance meldonium, a source at the Games told Reuters news agency on Sunday   Read More ...
The Latest: Curler: Russian facing charge should lose medal
2018-02-19 11:07:05 PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): U.S. Olympic curler Matt Hamilton says a Russian bronze medalist who is facing a doping charge should lose his medal from the Pyeongchang Games. Hamilton played against Russia's Alexander Krushelnitsky in mixed doubles curling last week. Russian officials say he tested positive for meldonium. Hamilton says he would feel bad if Krushelnitsky had not intentionally taken a banned substance   Read More ...
Q&A: Meldonium, the drug in Russia's Olympic doping case
2018-02-19 11:00:26 PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky has been charged with a doping offense at the Pyeongchang Olympics. Krushelnitsky, who won bronze in mixed doubles with his wife Anastasia Bryzgalova, tested positive for meldonium, Russian officials said Monday. Here are some of the key issues surrounding meldonium: ___ Q: What is meldonium? A: A Latvian-made drug available over the counter in Russia and other Eastern European and former Soviet countries, often without a prescription   Read More ...
Winter Olympics 2018: Russian team in shock over PyeongChang Games doping scandal
2018-02-19 10:21:05 Russian athletes and sports officials voiced disbelief on Monday that one of their Winter Games medallists was being investigated for suspected doping, a scandal that could imperil Russia’s efforts to regain full Olympic status. Alexander Krushelnitsky, who competes in curling, one of the Games’ least physically taxing sports, is suspected of testing positive for meldonium, a banned substance that increases blood flow and improves exercise capacity   Read More ...
Russian athlete fails Winter Games doping test
2018-02-19 10:00:29 A Russian curling athlete who won a bronze medal in curling at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, has left the games on suspicion of doping, a team official said on Monday. Alexander Krushelnytsky’s failed a preliminary doping test, putting his medal, and Russia’s efforts to move past revelations of state-sponsored doping, behind it. Krushelnytsky has travelled to the South Korean capital Seoul, as he awaits results of a second drug test, after traces of meldonium – heart medication that increases blood flow, and which has been banned since 2016 – were found in his urine, after routine testing   Read More ...
Russian curler accused of doping
2018-02-19 10:00:19 PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Russia could lose its chance to be reinstated before the end of the Winter Olympics because of a doping charge against curling bronze medalist Alexander Krushelnitsky. The Court of Arbitration for Sport said in a statement Monday that it has ‘‘initiated a procedure involving’’ Krushelnitsky, who finished third in mixed doubles with his wife, Anastasia Bryzgalova. IOC spokesman Mark Adams says a failed doping test could keep Russia’s banned team from marching under the national flag at the closing ceremony   Read More ...
Russian curling bronze medalist faces doping charge
2018-02-19 09:46:00 PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) -- Russia could lose its chance to be reinstated before the end of the Winter Olympics because of a doping charge against curling bronze medalist Alexander Krushelnitsky. The Court of Arbitration for Sport said in a statement Monday that it has "initiated a procedure involving" Krushelnitsky, who finished third in mixed doubles with his wife, Anastasia Bryzgalova   Read More ...
Russian curling bronze medalist faces doping charge
2018-02-19 09:00:29 PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Russia could lose its chance to be reinstated before the end of the Winter Olympics because of a doping charge against curling bronze medalist Alexander Krushelnitsky. The Court of Arbitration for Sport said in a statement Monday that it has "initiated a procedure involving" Krushelnitsky, who finished third in mixed doubles with his wife, Anastasia Bryzgalova   Read More ...
CAS confirms it has opened case for Russian curler who reportedly tested positive
2018-02-19 09:00:24 PYEONGCHANG, South Korea – The Court of Arbitration for Sport confirmed its anti-doping division opened a case involving Aleksandr Krushelnitckii, an Olympic Athlete from Russia who reportedly tested positive for meldonium. CAS said on Tuesday that no hearing had been set yet. The International Olympic Committee on Monday acknowledged a report that an OAR athlete tested positive for meldonium but did not specifically address the case   Read More ...
Reported doping may affect Russian athletes' flag at Olympics ceremony
2018-02-19 08:09:21 PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Feb. 19 (Yonhap) -- A reported doping case involving a Russian athlete could affect whether or not his team will march behind the Russian flag at the closing ceremony of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. Russian media reported that traces of the banned substance meldonium were found in the A-sample of Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky, who won a bronze medal in the mixed doubles event   Read More ...
The Latest: IOC: Russia flag might not fly after failed test
2018-02-19 07:36:50 PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): A spokesman for the International Olympic Committee says a failed doping test by a Russian curler could keep the country's banned federation from being reinstated and marching under the national flag at the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Olympics. The Associated Press has identified the curler as mixed doubles bronze medalist Alexander Krushelnitsky   Read More ...
A Russian Bronze Medalist Is Suspected of Doping at the PyeongChang Olympics
2018-02-19 07:02:09 (PYEONGCHANG) — 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. Women’s skip Viktoria Moiseeva said the coach “came to tell us the news” late Sunday. She added the team wanted to comfort Krushelnitsky and his wife and curling partner Anastasia Bryzgalova but “we thought that there are no words to comfort now   Read More ...
Russian medallist Alexander Krushelnitsky leaves PyeongChang Games amid doping probe: Official
2018-02-19 06:13:50 A Russian Olympic medallist has left the Pyeongchang Winter Games on suspicion of doping, a Russian sports official said on Monday, in a case that could jeopardise the nation’s efforts to draw a line under a years-long drug-cheating scandal. Alexander Krushelnitsky, who competes in curling, one of the Games’ least physically taxing sports, is suspected of testing positive for meldonium, a banned substance that increases blood flow and improves exercise capacity in athletes   Read More ...
Winter Olympics: Alexander Krushelnitsky named as Russian suspected of failed doping test
2018-02-19 06:04:00 A Russian athlete suspected of failing a doping test at the 2018 Winter Olympics has been named as medal-winning curler Alexander Krushelnitsky. The Reuters news agency confirmed the identity of the athlete with a Russian Olympic delegation spokesman. Krushelnitsky, who won bronze with his wife in mixed doubles, is suspected of testing positive for meldonium. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has so far refused to confirm the name, sport or substance involved   Read More ...
Winter Olympics 2018: Russian curling athlete may lose medal after failed doping test
2018-02-19 05:06:46 A Russian athlete who won a bronze medal in curling at the Winter Olympics 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. Alexander Krushelnytsky, who competed in mixed doubles curling with his wife, is the first athlete from Russia to come under investigation for using a banned substance in PyeongChang   Read More ...
Winter Olympics: Russian curling medallist Alexander Krushelnitsky leaves village after suspected positive test
2018-02-19 04:06:32 A Russian Olympic medallist has left the Pyeongchang Winter Games on suspicion of doping. Alexander Krushelnitsky, who competes in curling, is suspected of testing positive for meldonium, a banned substance that increases blood flow and improves exercise capacity in athletes. He is awaiting the results of analysis of his B sample, expected later on Monday, before a violation can be confirmed, Russian Olympic delegation spokesman Konstantin Vybornov said   Read More ...
Russian athlete suspected of doping at Olympics
2018-02-19 03:01:12 GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) -- The Russian delegation at the Pyeongchang Olympics has announced that one of its athletes has failed a drug test. Two Russian state news agencies cited Konstantin Vybornov, spokesman for the "Olympic Athletes from Russia" team, as saying the delegation received an official notification from the International Olympic Committee of the positive test. The IOC later Sunday said it had taken note of Vybronov's statement   Read More ...
Russian Athlete May Have Tested Positive for Doping at Winter Olympics
2018-02-19 03:00:07 A Russian athlete taking part in the Winter Games may have tested positive to a banned substance, the delegation representing suspended Russia said Sunday.   Read More ...
Flying Russian flag means more than medals: team boss
2018-02-19 00:21:24 Pyeongchang: Proudly flying the Russian flag at the conclusion of the Pyeongchang Winter Games will be worth more than winning medals as neutral athletes, a Russian Olympic official said on Sunday when questioned about the team’s lacklustre performance. Russian athletes are banned from competing for their country at the Games due to allegations of systematic doping. They are sitting 19th in the medals table, having so far won three silver and seven bronze medals   Read More ...
Russian athlete suspected of doping at Winter Olympics
2018-02-19 00:12:42 A Russian athlete was suspected on Sunday night of failing a drugs test at the Winter Games, as the International Olympic Committee's controversial decision to allow 169 of the country's competitors to take part as neutrals threatened to backfire. Alexander Krushelnytsky, a member of the mixed doubles curling team who won a bronze medal, tested positive for meldonium, the heart drug that infamously caused tennis star Maria Sharapova to receive a 15-month ban   Read More ...
Russian Olympic curler suspected of doping, could lose bronze medal
2018-02-18 22:11:30 The International Olympic Committee on Sunday acknowledged a report that an Olympic Athlete from Russia tested positive for meldonium while not specifically addressing the case. In a statement, the IOC said it took note of a statement by an OAR spokesperson. Russian outlet Sport Express reported that curler Aleksandr Krushelnitckii, who won bronze as part of the mixed doubles team, tested positive for the drug that has been banned since 2016   Read More ...
Russian athlete suspected of doping at Olympics
2018-02-18 22:03:34 GANGNEUNG, South Korea — The Russian delegation at the Pyeongchang Olympics has announced that one of its athletes has failed a drug test. Two Russian state news agencies cited Konstantin Vybornov, spokesman for the "Olympic Athletes from Russia" team, as saying the delegation received an official notification from the International Olympic Committee of the positive test. The IOC later Sunday said it had taken note of Vybronov's statement   Read More ...
Iran, Russia, Olympics: Your Monday Briefing
2018-02-18 20:34:54 And a Russian curler who won a bronze medal failed a preliminary doping test. Here’s the full Olympic medals table, results and schedule. You can sign up here for behind-the-scenes messages from our editor Sam at the Games. _____ Major tensions roiled an annual security conference wrapping up in Munich, Germany. Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, brandished what he said was part of an Iranian drone shot down by Israel and warned that he was ready to go to war if Tehran continued to entrench itself in Syria   Read More ...