3 December 2021

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Russian middle-blocker Dmitriy Muserskiy disqualified for doping…

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The 2012 Olympic champion Dmitriy Muserskiy is disqualified for violation of anti-doping rules.
The Russian player has been disqualified until January 2022, according to the official website of the Japanese club Suntory Sunbirds, in which the big star of world volleyball is currently playing.
He 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 if 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, he was not listed on the roster for the Olympic Games in Tokyo due to an injury (despite nobody specified what kind of injury it was…)

Either way, 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 has conducted several re-cheks of the RUSADA database, especially before big international events.

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