Russian curler Alexander Kruszelnicki, the suspect in the use of Meldonium, made an official statement.
It is posted on the website of the Russian Curling Federation.
The document says:
«First of all, I want to apologize to all my partners in the Olympic team, part of our delegation and all the fans for not being able to protect themselves and Nastya from the problems that we face today. I’m sorry that the historical victory of the Russian Curling has now become the subject of a doping scandal which causes great harm to our sport and Russian sport in General. However, is willing to openly say that never, never in that time do sports, I have never used illegal drugs and any other dishonest ways of doing wrestling. I am strongly against doping, and always tried to carefully monitor compliance with all anti-doping rules. My positive test Meldonium in this regard was for me and Nastia is not just a shock. This is a huge blow to reputation and career. Not to mention the fact that only completely devoid of common sense a person can use any kind of doping, and especially such as Meldonium, in anticipation of the Olympics, where testing is at the highest level. That is why I, like anyone else, is interested in conducting a speedy investigation to ascertain the causes of the incident».