• Efimova vows to clear name after testing positive for meldonium


    MOSCOW: Russian Olympic swimmer Yulia Efimova on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) vowed to clear her name of doping accusations after she tested positive for the banned drug meldonium. “I categorically reject the doping accusation,” Efimova said in a home video posted on her official Facebook page. “We are currently preparing for a hearing of my case. We intend to have the accusations completely dismissed and prove that I didn’t violate anti-doping regulations.” Efimova, who was suspended for 16 months and stripped of five European titles after testing positive for an anabolic steroid in 2013, could face a lifetime ban if found guilty of a second career doping code violation.



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