Curling

Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky to return Olympic medal over failed drug test

Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky to return Olympic medal over failed drug test

Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky will give back his Olympic bronze medal after failing a drug test at the Pyeongchang Games, a spokeswoman for the Russian Curling Federation told state TV.

Krushelnitsky tested positive for the banned substance meldonium, which is believed to help blood circulation, after winning bronze in mixed doubles with his wife, Anastasia Bryzgalova.

"We have signed a statement that indeed he did have (meldonium in the sample) and as a result we will give the medal back," Russian Curling Federation spokeswoman Valentina Parinova told state TV channel Russia 1.

Word comes as the International Olympic Committee is due to decide...

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