The PyeongChang Winter Olympics in 2018, estimated to involve about 6,000 athletes from nearly 100 countries around the world, features 102 sets of medals in 15 winter sports.
According to information from the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Committee in 2018, South Korea spent more than 12 trillion won to build roads and infrastructure for the Games. Contest venues include Phoenix Snow Park, Olympic Park, Sliding Olympic Center, Jeongseon Alpine Center, Younpyong Alpine Center, Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced a Russian athlete who tested positive with doping. The identity of this person has not been revealed yet, but the European media reported that the athlete was found to use stimulants was Alexander Krushelnitsky.
However, there was a scandal in Pyeongchang Olympic relating to curling sports that you should know. Krushelnitsky has just won the men’s curling gold medal. He is confirmed positive witg meldonium, a substance that makes famous tennis player Maria Sharapova was banned in 2016.
“On the one hand, the use of banned substances is extremely disappointing, but on the other hand it shows the effectiveness of anti-doping systems at the Olympics,” the IOC spokesman said.
Krushelnitsky’s alleged use of the banned substance not only made him to be taken a medal away but also a scandal for Russian sports, which are heavily fined by the doping scandals of 2017.
Russian sports teams are banned from attending the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics for violating anti-doping regulations. The athletes of this country can only participate in individual competitions, registered on behalf of “athletes from Russia”.
Not just that, Sergeeva is OAR’s second doping athlete after the case of Alexander Krushelnitsky.
Sergeyva’s doping continued to cloud the gloom over the doping problem of Russian sports for many years. At the same time overshadowing the first OAR gold medal at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games by 15-year-old Olympic skater Alina Zagitova won the same day.
Russian athletes are banned from the Olympic Games in 2018 because of the state sponsored doping program at the 2014 Winter Olympics. However, the IOC still allows Russian athletes to participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics as neutral athletes. if it is clear.
Krushelnitsky and Sergeeva are among more than 160 Russian athletes competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics as neutral athletes.