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The Meldonium saga: Russia declares positive tests for four of its athletes

More Russian athletes found guilty of doping.

News 21 Mar 2016, 16:42 IST
Dmitry Shlyakhtin
Newly-elected Russia's Athletics Federation (ARAF) president Dmitry Shlyakhtin attends a news conference following a meeting held to hear reports and elect new officials of ARAF at The Russian Olympic Committee, on January, 16, 2016, in Moscow, Russia 

Russia's athletics chief said on Monday four Russian track-and-field athletes have tested positive for Meldonium since the substance was banned by anti-doping authorities on Jan. 1, Interfax news agency reported.

"We have information that four people gave positive tests for meldonium. We will deal with this today," Interfax quoted , head of the Russian Athletics Federation, as saying.Dmitry Shlyakhtin

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