Twenty-seven Russian sportsmen tested positive for meldonium: R-Sport
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said on Friday that a total of 27 Russian sportsmen had already tested positive for the banned substance meldonium, R-Sport news agency reported.
A total of around 127 sportsmen have tested positive for meldonium globally, he said.
He said the punishment handed out by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to a group of Russian speed walkers was not "completely right".
(Reporting by Dmitry Solovyov; Editing by Alexander Winning)
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