Russia’s Kirill Sveshnikov Is Suspended After Positive Test

MOSCOW, March 05, 2014 (AFP) – Medal-winning Russian track and road cyclist
Kirill Sveshnikov has been suspended from competition and training after
testing positive for a banned substance, the Russian anti-doping agency RUSADA
said Wednesday.

The ruling was based on Sveshnikov’s ‘A’ sample from the Russian track
championships in January, RUSADA said in a statement, without disclosing what
the banned substance was.

Russia for years had a poor reputation for doping violations but tried to
clean up its act ahead of the Winter Olympics in Sochi held this February.

Sveshnikov, 22, won the bronze medal at the world cycling championships in
Minsk last year and raced for the Lokosphinx team.