Russian pairs skater banned after positive test for diuretic

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Russian pairs skater Oksana Nagalati has been banned for one year after she tested positive for a banned diuretic and masking agent at a Junior Grand Prix.

The International Skating Union says the 17-year-old Nagalati was negligent in relying on a doctor lacking experience of anti-doping rules who prescribed furosemide to treat swelling on her face and body.

The ruling states Nagalati “had forgotten that furosemide is on the (World Anti-Doping Agency) prohibited list.”

Still, the ISU disciplinary panel said her explanation “seems to be credible” and declined to impose a two-year ban.

Organizations: International Skating Union, Anti-Doping Agency

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