Russian Athlete Suspected of Breaching of Doping Rules
A Russian athlete is suspected of breaching doping rules at the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games.
Russian curlers said that a coach on their team told them late Sunday (South Korean time) that mixed doubles bronze medalist Alexander Krushelnitsky tested positive for meldonium, a substance banned in 2016.
Russian Curling Federation president Dmitry Svishchev would not confirm the name of the athlete.
The International Olympics Committee (IOC) said on Monday that a second sample from the athlete had been taken and results would be available in 24 hours.
If confirmed positive by the second test, the incident could keep Russia's team from being reinstated and marching under the national flag at the closing ceremony.
Head of the Latvian central bank arrested
Latvian Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis assured the country and Europe "there is no sign of danger," after anti-corruption police arrested the head of the Latvian central bank Saturday.
Neither Kucinskis nor the police gave any reason why central bank governor Ilmars Rimsevics was arrested. But a police spokeswoman said there will be an announcement "as soon as possible."
The Latvian government plans an emergency meeting Monday.
Along with heading the Baltic nation's central bank, Rimsevics is also one of 19 governors on the European Central Bank.
The U.S. Treasury Department has proposed sanctions against a major Latvian bank for alleged money laundering linked to North Korea's weapons program.