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>> A moment of celebration for Russian Olympic curlers, Alexander Krushelnitsky and Anastasia Bryzgalova, as they brandished their bronze medals at the Pyeongchang Olympic Games. Short lived, it seems the Russian curler has been tested positive for the banned substance meldonium, the medals they won will soon be returned. Reuters correspondent Gabrielle Tetrault-Farber is at the Olympic Games.
>> Well, the decision today means that he and his wife are going to lose the bronze medal here that they won at the Pyeongchang games. The medal reallocation process takes a long time, the IOC, International Olympic Committee, is responsible for that. The chances of getting that medal back are slim.
>> On Thursday, the Court of Arbitration for Sports said athletes from the mixed doubles curling team had been disqualified from the competition, this comes after Krushelnitsky had agreed to a provisional suspension for a period beyond the games. The news of his suspension won't be welcomed in Russia, which stands accused for running a state backed doping program of its athletes, allegations it rejects.
>> While going into these games, athletes from Russia had to follow a strict code of conduct including on what they could wear, could not wear the national colors were not part of their uniforms and one of the things they had to respect is the IOC Anti Doping Code.
>> Russia had hoped that a clean record would mean it's athletes could march at the closing ceremony under it's flag and national colors rather than competing as neutrals. In an interview for Russian TV Krushelnistsky and Bryzgalova rejected the doping allegations.