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NZ quad off to Rio after Russia banned

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 30/06/2016

The New Zealand men's quad sculls are heading to the Rio Olympics after a member of the Russian crew that finished ahead of them at the final qualification regatta failed a drug test.

Rowing NZ and the NZ Olympic Committee were notified by international rowing's governing body that both samples from Sergej Fedorovtsev had tested positive for trimetazidine.

The Russian crew won the regatta, but the New Zealand crew of John Storey, George Bridgewater, Nathan Flannery and Jade Uru will now take their place at Rio.

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