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Winter Olympics 2018: Russian bobsledder disqualified for doping

Source : 112 Ukraine

A second Russian athlete was disqualified for using doping
13:51, 24 February 2018

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The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has disqualified Russian bobsleigh athlete Nadezhda Sergeeva for having violated the doping regulation, as she was tested positive in the out-of-competition test with trimetazidine. The information comes from the CAS decision.

It is noted that the results obtained by the team OAR Sergeeva/Kocherzhova at the Olympic Games event are disqualified with all resulting consequences, meaning that the 12th place that she won with Anastasia Kocherzhova has been annulled.

Previously it was reported that on Feb. 18, she was tested positive for a heart medicine that is on the list of forbidden.

Related: Winter Olympics 2018: Schedule of Ukrainian team for February 24

Sergeeva is not the first Olympic athlete from Russia to have violated the doping rules. Russian curler Aleksandr Krushelnitskii was found guilty of an anti-doping violation after the tests established the presence of banned meldonium on Feb. 22.

Russia had almost been banned from participating in this Olympic Games due to massive doping violations at the Sochi-2014 event. Because of that scandal, all Russian athletes are performing under a neutral flag with the definition of being Olympic athletes from Russia (OAR). In this games, only those Russian athletes who went through the check-up of the IOC could compete.

Related: Diary of Winter Olympics 2018: Day Fifteen

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