On February 21, the AFP news agency quoted a source as saying that Russia had paid a $ 15 million fine to the IOC regarding the large-scale doping scandal.
The Russian Olympic Committee’s fine payment is considered one of the main conditions for the IOC to decide whether to lift the ban on Olympic participation for Russia before the closing of the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang 2018.
On December 5, 2017, the IOC banned Russia from attending the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea over a scandal.
At the Sochi 2014 Olympics, Russia topped the medals table with 12 gold medals, 10 silver medals and 9 bronze medals.
A group of 168 Russian athletes considered by the IOC to have a “clean history” competed in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Games as independent athletes and not under the colors of Russia’s colors.
However, on February 20, the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) confirmed that test sample B of Alexander Krushelnitsky, an ice ball player, tested positive for meldonium, a banned substance in competitive sports. sport at Pyeongchang Winter Olympics 2018.
Krushelnitsky athlete won a bronze medal in the men’s and women’s football match at the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Games.
The Sports Arbitration Court (CAS), which handles doping use cases at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, has announced an investigation into the case.
Krushelnitsky and his wife won a bronze medal in the men’s and women’s ice hockey competition at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. The Russian Olympic Committee said it could not explain why the banned substance exists in Krushelnitsky’s body and that they are investigating the case. This curling athlete has also acknowledged the use of banned substances.
Curling Federation Chairman Dmitry Svishchev hinted that the doping scandal involving the Olympic curling athlete Alexander Krushelnitsky was an ‘outsider’s action’ that motivated the jealousy of the beauty of his wife Krushelnitsky. According to the official, doping has no effect on curling because the sport is not a type of competition that requires persistence but only concentration.