Non-Doping Russian Athlete Busted For Doping

Nadezhda Sargeeva

Russian bobsled pilot Nadezhda Sergeeva

Honestly, you can't make this stuff up.

A couple weeks before the Olympics, Russian bobsled pilot Nadezhda Sergeeva wore a shirt in training that read, "I don't do doping."

On Friday (Feb. 23), Russian Bobsled Federation president Alexander Zubkov confirmed on the Federation's website that Sergeeva's drug-test sample from Sunday was positive.

In a statement, the Russian delegation at the Winter Olympics said Sargeeva tested positive for trimetazdine, a medication that affects the metabolism and one that the the World Anti-Doping Agency lists as a banned substance. Trimetazdine is often used by angina sufferers.

Sargeeva is the second athlete from Russia busted at the PyeongChang Olympics. Curler Alexander Krushelnitsky was stripped of his bronze medal Thursday after testing positive.

While the Russian team was banned from the Winter Olympics for the doping scandal at the 2014 Sochi Games, the International Olympic Committee invited a select number of Russian athletes to compete in PyeongChang under the Olympic flag.

Apparently for Sergeeva, "nyet" means "da."


Nadezhda Sergeeva

Nadezhda Sergeeva (Photo: Roman Bibishev/You Tube)

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Below, Sergeeva (right) and Russia's Anastasia Kocherzhova compete in heat one of the women's bobsled run during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. (Photo: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

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