The 2018 Winter Olympic Games conclude in Pyeongchang, South Korea this weekend, but not before at least 3 athletes have tested positively for banned substances, with 2 of those Olympians representing Olympic Athletes of Russia (OAR).
At least one case has relevance to NCAA swimming in particular, as Louisville backstroker Grigory Tarasevich tested positive for meldonium in March 2016.
World Record holder Yulia Efimova has had her doping violation waived by FINA.
Athletes tested positively for meldonium after March 1st may have new competitive life based on WADA’s newest statement.
An updated WADA report on the doping situation within the nation of Russia reveals some alarming allegations.
Yulia Efimova still hangs in
While provisionally banned Russian swimmer Yulia Efimova awaits her fate for having tested positively for the prohibited drug meldonium, the reigning 100m breaststroke World Champion’s former coach is continuing speaking out on her behalf.
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Yulia Efimova’s request for her suspension to be lifted has been denied by FINA.
Earlier today, the ongoing controversy surrounding doping, specifically the drug meldonium, got even more complicated as the WADA announced that…
After WADA’s announcement earlier today that some cases where athletes have tested positively for meldonium may see the athlete’s suspension lifted, eyes turn to Yulia Efimova’s situation.
WADA states that in the particular circumstances where the meldonium concentration found is below 1mcg and the test was taken prior to March 1, 2016, the case may be deemed as having no fault.
Russia’s Yulia Efimova tested positive for a second time – just one piece of a winding puzzle of doping in Russia and China early in 2016.
Russian water polo player Alexey Bugaychuk is the latest athlete to have reportedly tested positive for the drug meldonium.
“After the athletics (scandal) it should come as little surprise but it’s still shocking,’’ Australian Head Coach Jacco Verhaeren says regarding the alleged systemic doping within Russian swimming.