Tolpar hockey players, whose positive doping tests became known in April, blamed physical training coach Igor Zagretdinov for the incident. According to one of the sources, he allegedly forced them to use illegal drugs with threats. Salavat Yulaev, whose structure includes the MHL team, admitted that representatives of some players actually chose such a defense strategy. And the general director of the club, Rinat Bashirov, stood up for the ward and called him an excellent specialist. RUSADA refused to disclose the details of the investigation, but emphasized that they continue to work together with law enforcement agencies.