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Russian crew banned from Rio Olympics for doping

01 Jul 2016, 04:14 IST

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Russia's men's quadruple sculls crew have been banned from the Rio Olympics after one of their members failed a doping test in May, the sport's world governing body FISA said on Friday.

Sergej Fedorovtsev provided a urine sample at an out-of-competition test conducted by the Russian Anti-Doping Agency on May 17 and tested positive for the prohibited substance trimetazidine, FISA said in a statement.

(Reporting by Greg Stutchbury; Editing by Ken Ferris)

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