10 days prior to the Olympics in Sochi 3 athletes from Russia and Lithuania is found in the consumption of doping. Biathlon Union of the Russian Federation will conduct in connection with this emergency meeting of the anti-doping Committee.
For a week and a half before the Olympics is ready to flare up a brawl. Doping samples And 3 biathletes was positive. They were taken in the last days of December 2013. The names of biathlon and the name of the detected drug to the outcome of the opening of the B sample be disclosed will not be. Terms of opening of the 2nd samples is unknown.
While the international Alliance biathlon suspended athletes from participation in competitions, informs ITAR-TASS. About the incident informed the international Olympic Committee.
The President of the Russian biathlon Union (RBU) Mikhail Prokhorov said on January 29 will be held an emergency meeting of the anti-doping Committee of the RBU. Will be created the special Commission to investigate the information about the positive samples of Russian athletes.
Remember that 1 of the biggest doping scandal in biathlon also connected with the names of Russian athletes. In 2009, titled biathlete Ekaterina Yurieva, Albina Ahatova and Dmitry Yaroshenko were found in the consumption of the modified erythropoietin. Positive doping samples were taken from them on the border of the world Cup. Athletes suspended for 2 years.
Also, at the winter Olympics in 2006, the Russian biathlete Olga Pyleva, who in marriage Medvedtseva, was the only female among all States and sports caught on doping. The Tribunal acknowledged that the athlete had used illicit drug carphedon for improving personal performance, and sentenced her to one year of imprisonment conditionally.
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