Winter Olympics: Female Russian hockey player cited for doping
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — A female Russian hockey player has been reprimanded for the first doping violation of the Vancouver Olympics.
The IOC says Svetlana Terenteva tested positive for a stimulant prohibited in competition but not out of competition. The substance is called tuaminoheptane.
The IOC says Terenteva admitted using a prescription drug for a cold last month but stopped using it Feb. 3, a day before the Olympic drug-testing program began.
IOC vice president Thomas Bach says the committee determined she committed a doping violation but was reprimanded only because it was a “special case.”
Terenteva was not disqualified and remains eligible to compete in the games.