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Russian Bobsled Athlete Fails Drug Test At Olympics

Law360 (February 23, 2018, 4:28 PM EST) -- The Russian Bobsleigh Federation on Friday said a competitor at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, tested positive for a banned substance, becoming the second Russian athlete to fail a drug test at the games.

In a translated statement on Facebook, the federation said a Feb 18 sample from women’s bobsled pilot Nadezhda Sergeeva contained a “heart drug” which was not prescribed by the national team’s medical staff. Various media reports said the substance was trimetazidine, a metabolism modulator used in the treatment of...
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