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Russian bronze medalist curler found guilty of doping, says CAS

Curling – Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics – Mixed Doubles Bronze Medal Match - Olympic Athletes from Russia v Norway - Gangneung Curling Center - Gangneung, South Korea – February 13, 2018 - Alexander Krushelnitsky, an Olympic athlete from Russia, sweeps. Picture taken February 13, 2018. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
By Peter Rutherford

By Peter Rutherford

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Thursday that Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky has been found guilty of an anti-doping violation after testing positive for the banned substance meldonium.

CAS said that the Olympic Athletes from Russia mixed doubles curling team, who won bronze at the Games, had been disqualified from the competition.

The athlete, who won the medal with his wife, had accepted a provisional suspension beyond the period of the Games, it said.

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