Russian swimmers Vladimir Morozov and Nikita Lobintsev have never taken performance enhancing drugs. Nonetheless, they have been mentioned in the WADA report (World Anti-Doping Agency) and are now at risk of missing the next month’s Olympics in Rio, head coach of the Russian national swimming team, Sergei Kolmogorov told TASS on Monday.
Earlier in the day, the International Swimming Federation (FINA) said that swimmers Morozov and Lobintsev along with Daria Ustinova had been mentioned in the WADA commission’s report, and so would not compete in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio.
“We have never had any doping violations. Morozov is absolutely clean, Lobintsev tested positive for meldonium but its concentration was lower than the threshold level and thus, no decisions about his provisional ban were made,” Kolmogorov said.