Ukraine cross-country skier Lisogor fails dope test

Reuters News
Posted: Feb 22, 2014 6:06 AM

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Reuters) - Ukrainian cross-country skier Marina Lisogor has tested positive for a banned substance, the country's National Olympic Committee said on Saturday.

"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.

"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."

(Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Peter Rutherford)