The drug was placed on the banned list by the World Anti-Doping Agency in January. Players of the Russian under 18 ice hockey team are reported to have tested positive and were withdrawn from a tournament. But the problem is not confined to Russia.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport has extended the doping ban of Norwegian cross-country skier Therese Johaug. This means the 2010 Olympic gold medalist will miss the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea.
The former French Open finalist and world number five Sara Errani has been banned from tennis until October after a failed a drugs test in February. She claims she took her mother's cancer drug by mistake.
The International Ice Hockey Federation has issued doping bans to three players in Russia's Kontinental Hockey League. Among them is former Russian national team player Danis Zaripov.
The president of Germany’s athletics federation has expressed frustration over a delay in the release of a survey on doping. The report indicated that the problem in athletics could be worse than previously thought.
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