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2018 Winter Olympics: Russian team in shock over doping scandal

Russian athletes and sports officials voiced disbelief on Monday that one of their Winter Games medallists was being investigated for suspected doping, a scandal that could imperil Russia's efforts to regain full Olympic status. Alexander Krushelnitsky, who competes in curling, one of the Games' least physically taxing sports, is suspected of testing positive for meldonium, a banned substance that increases blood flow and improves exercise capacity. "It's stupid, but Alexander is not stupid, so I don't believe it," Russian women's curling coach Sergei Belanov said.

short by: Prajwal Poojary/read more at India Today