Friday Humor? Russian "I Don't Do Doping" Bobsledder Fails Doping Test

We couldn't help but smile at the irony...

Following headlines that Russian curler (yes a curler) Alexander Krushelnitsky was found to have meldonium in his system (a drug designed to aid in intense high activity sports) earlier in the Games...

Russian bobsled federation president Alexander Zubkov has just announced that a second athlete, Nadezhda Sergeeva tested positive for a banned heart medication.

Sergeeva was the pilot of the bobsleigh team that finished 12th in Pyeongchang, and her positive test result was announced on Friday morning.

But what makes her case so ironic is that just days ago, she appeared in an Instagram video wearing an “I Don’t Do Doping” sweatshirt.

In the video below, posted to the social network on 15 February by filmmaker Roman Bibishev, Sergeeva features in several scenes wearing a sweatshirt emblazoned with: “I don’t do doping, I am ZASPORT.”

The substance that triggered Sergeeva’s positive result at the Olympics was trimetazdine, a medication used for angina sufferers. Sergeeva has denied taking the drug, with the Russian Bobsled Federation president Alexander Zubkov stating: “She confirms she took no such medication and the team confirms she was not issued any medication.”