Cross country: Ukraine's Lisogor fails
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[February 22, 2014]
By Julien Pretot
ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Reuters) — Ukrainian
cross-country skier Marina Lisogor has tested positive for a banned
substance, the country's National Olympic Committee said on Saturday.
"The International Olympic Committee's Disciplinary Commission
officially informed Ukrainian NOC today that Ukrainian cross-country
skier Marina Lisogor was tested positive for the substance
trimetazidine included into the forbidden substances' list since
January 1st, 2014," the Committee said in a statement.
"Marina Lisogor gave her explanation at the Disciplinary Commission
meeting that she took the drug product 'Preductal' not knowing that
it consists the forbidden ingredient, thus unintentionally breaking
the IOC anti-doping rules."
Lisogor and Kateryna Serdyuk had pulled out the women's team sprint
on Wednesday with the Ukrainian delegation, citing a back injury
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Ukraine's Olympic Committee did not say whether Lisogor had failed
her doping test at the Sochi Games.
On Friday, it was revealed German biathlete Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle
and Italian bobsledder William Frullani had both failed dope tests.
(Editing by Peter Rutherford)
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