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RUS M: Russian star Muserskiy disqualified for doping!

by WoV
source: suntory.co.jp

The Olympic champion in 2012 in the men’s volleyball, Dmitriy Muserskiy, is disqualified for violation of anti-doping rules!

Dmitriy Muserskiy (Photo: en.volleyballworld.com)

The Russian player Muserskiy has been disqualified until January 2022 for violating anti-doping rules, according to the official website of the Japanese club Suntory Sunbirds, in which the big star of world volleyball is currently playing. The Olympic champion in 2012 was punished after his doping test from May 2013 was re-checked. The period of disqualification of a 32-year-old middle blocker started on April 5 and will end on January 4, 2022.

Muserskiy played for the Russia National Team in the FIVB Volleyball Nations League this summer even though he was supposed to be under suspension at that time. However, he didn’t play the entire tournament as he was no longer included in the squad after a few matches at the start. Then, the MVP of the 2013 CEV Champions League was not listed on the roster for the Olympic Games in Tokyo due to injury, which was strange as he never specified what kind of injury it was.

After the scandal of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) about tampering with doping tests results of its athletes, due to which Russia was banned to compete in collective sports for four years (later, the punishment was cut in half), the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has conducted several re-cheks of the RUSADA database, usually before big international events.

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