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Doping Charge Could Hurt Russia’s Chance at Reinstatement

Alexander Krushelnitsky

Alexander Krushelnitsky

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Pyeongchang, South Korea (AP) -- Russia could lose its chance to be reinstated before the end of the Winter Olympics because of a doping charge against curling bronze medalist Alexander Krushelnitsky.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport said in a statement Monday that it has "initiated a procedure involving" Krushelnitsky, who finished third in mixed doubles with his wife, Anastasia Bryzgalova.