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Kremlin cautions against jumping to conclusions about Russian Olympic curler

The Kremlin spokesman called to wait for the B-sample to be opened
Aleksandr Krushelnitckii Valeriy Sharifulin/TASS
Aleksandr Krushelnitckii
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MOSCOW, February 19. /TASS/. Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov has called to refrain from jumping to conclusions on the situation with Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky and wait for the B-sample to be opened.

"It’s not up to us to comment on that, but we call on everyone to wait for some official statements. You know that the IOC is cautious and careful in this situation," Peskov said. "Let’s wait for all the [samples] to be opened. The B-samples will be opened there. Let’s wait for the B-sample and wait for some probe that will inevitably occur in this situation."

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will not draw any hasty conclusions on all Russian athletes because of the suspicions against one Olympic Athlete from Russia over anti-doping violations at the Games, IOC Spokesman Mark Adams earlier told reporters at a news conference.

On Sunday, the press attache for Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR) said that one of the Russian athletes was suspected of violating doping rules. Radio Sport FM earlier reported that Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky had tested positive for meldonium. The athlete’s B-sample will be opened on Monday.