As if things could not have got any worse for Russia, backstroker Grigory Tarasevich, the European 100m silver medallist in London in May this year, who competes for the University of Louisville and trains in the United States, tested positive for meldonium on two separate occasions earlier this year, the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has revealed. Turning 20 this year, Tarasevich will be able to race at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games unless the IPOC imposes a blanket ban on Russia this coming week.
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