Maryna Lisogor: «I apologize for what happened. It was an unintentional huge mistake»
22 February 2014 Share
Maryna Lisogor: «I apologize for what happened. It was an unintentional huge mistake»

Maryna Lisogor, Ukrainian cross country skier who was tested positive at the Winter Olympics, commented the case after the IOC Disciplinary Commission meeting.

«First I'd like to make apologize for all the Olympic family and explain how this happened. I had a typhoid surgery back in 2004. After that cardiologist recommended to take the drug product 'Preductal' to support my physical condition. This medicine is sold out of prescription and is widely used by physicians. Before taking 'Preductal' I made sure that it did not consisted forbidden ingredients. I used 'Preductal' again at the 2014 Olympics not knowing that it was included into the list of substances forbidden to use during competition period since January 1st, 2014».

«It is my personal fault, and I'm very sorry I let this happened. But I would like to declare that I've done this mistake unintentionally. I delivered the same message to the IOC Disciplinary Commission. I told them the truth. Once again I apologize for this frustrating case», commented Maryna Lisogor.

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