3. Curling Doping Scandal

February 27, 2018

This year, Russia’s Olympic committee was suspended after numerous doping scandals in past Olympics. Russian athletes had to compete as members of the Olympic Athletes from Russia under the Olympic flag instead of the Russian flag. Russian curler Aleksandr Krushelnitckii tested positive for doping and was stripped of his bronze medal in curling’s mixed pairs. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) suspended Krushelnitckii from further competition while the investigation continues. Slovenian hockey player Ziga Jeglic and Japanese speed skater Kei Saito also failed their tests for performance-enhancing drugs and left the Olympics.

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