Viral Russian Curling Couple in Hot Water Over Doping Allegations

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The Russian husband and wife curling team that became viral sensations during the PyeongChang Olympics have found themselves at the center of new doping allegations.

Alexander Krushelnitsky won a bronze medal in mixed doubles curling last week with his wife, Anastasia Bryzgalova (the one with those hypnotic eyes) but their medal is in jeopardy amid new accusations.

The NY Times reports that a banned medication known to increase blood flow was found during Krushelnitsky’s routine urine sample.

He is currently in Seoul awaiting the results of a second test. The curling champ apparently told Russian officials he thinks someone might have spiked his drink with the drug before leaving for the games.

The team was already competing under the neutral flag of Olympic Athletes from Russia after their home country was banned from officially competing in the winter games due to rampant, systematic doping.

He is the first Olympic Athlete from Russian to be accused of doping since the initial scandal and only one of two at the Olympics, a speed skater from Japan is also suspected of doping.

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