5 Mar 2018 19:15

Russian Prosecutor General's Office begins inquiry into discovered positive doping samples from two Russian athletes at Olympics in Pyeongchang

MOSCOW. March 5 (Interfax) - The Russian Prosecutor General's Office is going to conduct an inquiry after positive doping samples were found with two Russian athletes during the Olympics in South Korea.

"The Russian Prosecutor General's Office will check information concerning possible violations of the law against doping by athletes who were members of the Russian Olympic national team, as well as the attendant circumstances," the agency's spokesman Alexander Kurennoi told Interfax on Monday.

The athletes in question are curler Alexander Krushelnitsky and female bobsledder Nadezhda Sergeeva.

Krushelnitsky, along with Anastasia Bryzgalova, was stripped of bronze won during the Pyeongchang Olympics after Meldonium was found in his doping sample.

Sergeeva tested positive for trimetazidine. During the Pyeongchang Olympics she finished 12th in a pairs' competition. Her results were annulled.