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Russian Olympic athlete in possible doping case: media

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96   //    18 Feb 2018, 18:10 IST

Pyeongchang, Feb 18 (AFP) A Russian athlete at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics has committed a "possible violation of anti-doping rules", the team's spokesman told Russian media today.

"Today the headquarters of our delegation received an official notice from the IOC regarding a possible violation of anti-doping rules," Konstantin Vybornov, spokesman for the Olympic Athletes from Russia, was quoted as saying.

"We are not naming the athlete or the discipline until the B probe opening results, which are expected within approximately 24 hours."

Vybornov was not immediately available to confirm the statement, which was carried by several Russian media including the TASS news agency.

Russia are banned from the Olympics over systemic doping, but 168 Russian athletes deemed clean are competing in Pyeongchang under the neutral banner of Olympic Athletes from Russia

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