Ukraine's Lisogor fails drug test

Ukrainian cross-country skier Marina Lisogor has become the third athlete at the Olympics to fail a drugs test.

    Marina Lisogor (left) finished 58th in both sprint qualification and the 10km classic at Sochi [GALLO/GETTY]
    Marina Lisogor (left) finished 58th in both sprint qualification and the 10km classic at Sochi [GALLO/GETTY]

    Ukrainian cross-country skier Marina Lisogor has tested positive for a banned substance, the country's National Olympic Committee has said.

    "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.

    Sochi's third incident

    "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 affecting Serdyuk.

    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.

    SOURCE: Reuters


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