Meldonium

2nd Russian Athlete Tests Positive For Banned Substance In Pyeongchang

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).

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Meldonium not Currently Banned by the NCAA

At least one case has relevance to NCAA swimming in particular, as Louisville backstroker Grigory Tarasevich tested positive for meldonium in March 2016.

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FINA Drops Meldonium Charges Against Efimova, Cleared for Rio

World Record holder Yulia Efimova has had her doping violation waived by FINA.

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WADA Extends Meldonium ‘Grace Period’ To September 30th

Athletes tested positively for meldonium after March 1st may have new competitive life based on WADA’s newest statement.

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WADA Alleges Over 800 Doping Tests Missed By Russian Athletes in 6 Months

An updated WADA report on the doping situation within the nation of Russia reveals some alarming allegations.

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Efimova’s Former Coach Says Swimmer’s Meldonium Level Less Than 1mcg

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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Updating The Story Line On Russian And Chinese Doping

What’s the latest news regarding the ever-present subject of anti-doping? Find out here.

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FINA Denies Efimova’s Request For Provisional Suspension To Be Lifted

Yulia Efimova’s request for her suspension to be lifted has been denied by FINA.

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Efimova Sends Letter to FINA Asking to Lift Her Temporary Suspension

Earlier today, the ongoing controversy surrounding doping, specifically the drug meldonium, got even more complicated as the WADA announced that…

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Russian Swimming Fed Waiting On Efimova’s Meldonium Concentration Data

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.

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WADA’s Latest Meldonium Statement May Excuse Some Athletes

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.

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Run it Back: Recapping Russian and Chinese Doping Scandals

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.

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Water Polo Player Brings Russian Meldonium-Positive Total To 23

Russian water polo player Alexey Bugaychuk is the latest athlete to have reportedly tested positive for the drug meldonium.

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Jacco Verhaeren Says Russian Doping Allegations Are Of Little Surprise

“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.

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