Russian Curler Stripped Of Olympic Bronze After He's Found Guilty Of Doping

Aleksandr Krushelnitckii and his wife have given up their mixed doubles medal after he tested positive for a banned drug. It's unwelcome news for a Russian delegation already embroiled in scandal.
Aleksandr Krushelnitckii, seen during the bronze medal game against Norway last week. The Olympian from Russia won that mixed doubles bronze — but had the medal stripped Thursday for testing positive for a banned substance. Source: Ronald Martinez

Aleksandr Krushelnitckii has officially lost his Olympic bronze.

The Russian curler, who tested positive for a banned substance known as meldonium, admitted to violating anti-doping rules in Pyeongchang. And on Thursday, the Court of Arbitration for: Krushelnitckii has been disqualified, and he and his teammate and wife, Anastasia Bryzgalova — who did not test positive — have lost the medal they won in mixed doubles competition.

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