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Slovenian athlete joins Russian curler on doping list

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 2/20/18, 11:49 am

Slovenian hockey player Ziga Jeglic is the latest in a handful of athletes to test positive for doping at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Slovenia lost its hockey game against Norway on Tuesday after Jeglic was scratched from the team. Meanwhile, Russian curling officials stand by their claim that bronze medalist Alexander Krushelnitsky’s positive drug test resulted from some sort of foul play. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) banned Russia from the Pyeongchang Games because of an elaborate doping scheme at the last Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

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Russian curling athlete busted for doping

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 2/19/18, 12:20 pm

A positive drug test by a curling athlete could cost Russia its reinstatement in the Olympic Games. News that Russian Alexander Krushelnitsky, the bronze medalist in mixed doubles curling, tested positive for a banned substance shocked a sport known for its high ethical standards. (The World Curling Federation’s rules state that a true curler would prefer to lose than to win unfairly.) Fellow curlers suggested Monday that Krushelnitsky had been slipped the substance, meldonium.

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Olympic officials: Norovirus outbreak under control

by Leigh Jones
Posted 2/13/18, 11:01 am

South Korean officials have traced a norovirus outbreak at the Winter Olympics to a youth training center providing food for staff and volunteers at the Pyeongchang Games. Investigators with the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found fecal coliform bacteria in the water supply at the Horeb Odaesan Youth Training Center. The vicious stomach bug has sickened at least 194 people, although no athletes are known to have caught it.

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