February 20, 2018 / 1:21 PM / a year ago

Olympics-Russian Olympic athlete denies taking banned substance

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Feb 20 (Reuters) - A Russian medallist who tested positive for doping at the Pyeongchang Winter Games has denied taking banned substances, his first public statement since it emerged this week that he had tested positive for meldonium.

Alexander Krushelnitsky won bronze in Pyeongchang with his wife in mixed doubles curling, and is set to face a Court of Arbitration for Sport hearing in the near future.

Reporting Gabrielle Tetrault-Farber; Editing by Mark Bendeich

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