The Russian curler who failed a doping test at the Winter Olympics has pulled out of a hearing about his case at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky tested positive at the Pyeongchang Olympics, the Russian Olympic Committee has confirmed.
Doping charge against curling medallist could hurt Russia's chance at reinstatement before the end of the Winter Olympics.
Curler Alexander Krushelnitsky who tested positive for doping could not have taken a banned drug "intentionally," the Russian sports minister Pavel Kolobkov has said.
A curler from Norway who finished fourth in the Olympic mixed doubles behind a Russian who then failed a drug test wants the situation resolved.
A Russian curler who passed rigorous vetting to attend the Pyeongchang Olympics was hit by a drug case, raising questions over the testing programme.
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