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Sarapova and Markin Positive For Meldonium

Alexander Markin, a member of Russia’s national volleyball team and the Dinamo Moscow volleyball club, tested positive for meldonium, R-Sport news agency quoted the Volleyball Federation of Russia as saying on Tuesday.

“Markin’s case will be reviewed on April 19 by the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB),” R-Sport cited Alexander Yaremenko, federation secretary-general, as saying.

On Monday, Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova, admitted to testing positive for meldonium, a substance the World Anti-Doping Agency banned as of Jan. 1.