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Entire Russian Hockey Squad Replaced After Testing Positive for Banned Meldonium

More than 15 hockey players from Russia’s inhabitant under-18 men’s hockey World Championships register have tested certain for a criminialized drug meldonium, a Canadian online sports biography TSN reported Thursday, citing an unclear source.

The whole 30-man patrol of a under-18 group will be transposed by under-17 players for subsequent week’s IIHF World Under-18 Championships in a U.S. city of Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Russia’s initial compare in a contest is scheduled to take place on Apr 14 opposite a U.S. team.

Head manager Vitaly Prokhorov progressing told R-Sport that a group sent to a championships will also have a new coach.

Russian Hockey Federation (RFH) boss Vladislav Tretiak pronounced a patrol for a contest will be done open on Thursday, RIA Novosti reported.

Teams have adult until a night before their initial diversion to contention their rosters and can make changes adult to dual hours before a start of their initial game.

Meldonium was enclosed in a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) list of criminialized substances on Jan. 1, 2016. It instigated a liaison that has to date concerned 15 Russian sportsmen including tennis actor Maria Sharapova, swimmer Yuliya Yefimova, figure skater Ekaterina Bobrova, skier Pavel Kulizhnikov and others.

Article source: http://www.themoscowtimes.com/article/564992.html

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