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The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) accused the Olympic champion in volleyball Alexandra Butko that in 2014 he used a prohibited drug, Then24 reported, citing a source.
Also, according to Then24, a banned substance was found in the sample of a former volleyball player of the Russian national team Pavel Moroztaken in 2014.
Agency Source reportedthat the prohibited substance found in the doping samples of both athletes entered their bodies through medications.
Secretary General of the All-Russian Volleyball Federation Alexander Yaremenko confirmedthat a prohibited substance was found in the doping samples of athletes. He countsthat the period of disqualification of Alexander Butko will be minimal, since the substance entered the body of the athlete “through no fault of his,” writes Then24.
In 2016, a special commission of the World Anti-Doping Agency presented a report (in two parts) on the large-scale doping system in Russia. The document alleged that Russian officials involved the FSB to cover up positive doping tests and gave athletes special doping cocktails. After the release of the report, Russian athletes and Paralympic athletes were suspended from participating in the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.