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Meldonium bans lifted from Russian skeleton racer, bobsledder

April 15, 2016, 12:16 UTC+3

The bans were imposed on skeleton racer Pavel Kulikov and bobsledder Nadezhda Sergeeva for taking meldonium

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Nadezhda Sergeeva

Nadezhda Sergeeva

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MOSCOW, April 15. /TASS/. The Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) has notified the country’s Bobsleigh Federation of lifting temporary bans from skeleton racer Pavel Kulikov and bobsledder Nadezhda Sergeeva imposed for taking meldonium, the federation’s executive director said on Friday.

"The federation has received letters from RUSADA that the temporary ban was lifted from Kulikov and Sergeeva," Kirill Serikov told TASS.

According to WADA’s most recent data, a total of over 170 doping samples worldwide tested positive for meldonium, including some 30 Russian athletes. Among them are tennis star Maria Sharapova, Olympic medalist in swimming Yulia Efimova and Olympic medalist in speed skating Pavel Kulizhnikov.


On Wednesday, WADA announced that the concentration of less than one microgram of meldonium in the body syste

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