Left Menu
Development News Edition

Doping-Four Russian biathletes charged with anti-doping rule violations

Four Russian biathletes have been charged with anti-doping rule violations after the International Biathlon Union (IBU) analysed data from Russia's anti-doping agency lab in Moscow, the IBU said on Friday.

The four athletes are retired Olympic champions Evgeny Ustyugov and Svetlana Sleptsova as well as Alexander Chernysev, who is also retired, and active athlete Alexander Pechenkin, who has been provisionally suspended.

"The IBU’s decision is based on the analytical findings in samples of the athletes collected between 2012 and 2015," the IBU said in a statement.

It said the IBU's working group proposed the charges following analysis of the Moscow Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) database, together with the World Anti-Doping Agency.

The athletes will now be given an opportunity for hearings at the federation’s anti-doping body.

The Russian Biathlon Union (RBU) did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

The findings, the IBU said, were supported by "corroborative evidence" from data in the McLaren Report, an independent WADA report that detailed Russian doping across many sports.

The RBU is currently only a provisional IBU member following the Russian doping scandal.

In April, Austrian police raided IBU headquarters as part of an investigation into the organisation's leadership at the time that was linked to doping issues.

Russia was banned by the International Olympic Committee from this year's Pyeongchang Winter Games as punishment for alleged state-sponsored doping across many sports, including biathlon. Moscow has denied the allegations.

(Reporting by Karolos Grohmann Editing by Toby Davis)

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)



JNU Administration's 100-meter challenge before JNUSU

For the first time in its history, Jawaharlal Nehru University JNU Administration is seeking permanent deployment of local police to keep protesting students at 100 meters away from the Administrative Block. It would be interesting to see h...

Sentiment Analysis of Twitter users during COP25: Governments losing trust on Climate Action

Sentiment analysis of Twitter users during COP25 in Madrid, being held from December 2-13, shows widespread fear on climate change due to global warming but almost no trust on governments in meeting the emission targets. In the analysis the...

These innovators are making humanitarian response more efficient

These alarming trends prompt a call for the world to not only address the ongoing crisis but also to adopt innovative approaches to fulfill the growing humanitarian needs in such emergencies. ...

Hyderabad Encounter: A sentiment analysis of public mood on day of encounter

Sentiment analysis of twitter users revealed that they showered salutes on Hyderabad police for eliminating alleged gang rapists of the veterinary doctor but only a few believe in cops version of successive events leading to encounter....


Latest News

Will not tolerate Iran's bad behaviour: US Defense Secretary

The United States will not tolerate Irans bad behavior and it is focussed on internationalizing the response to Irans aggression by encouraging increased burden-sharing and cooperation among its allies and partners, US Defense Secretary Mar...

UPDATE 2-Armed group claims killing 4 humanitarian hostages in Nigeria, aid organization says

An armed group that kidnapped humanitarian workers in northeastern Nigeria five months ago has claimed it killed four hostages, international aid agency Action Against Hunger said on Friday.Six people were abducted in July near the town of ...

Alignment of strategic interest with India, says US Defense Secretary

There is an alignment of Americas strategic interest with India, US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Friday as he identified China, followed by Russia, as Pentagons top two challenges in the coming years. Next week in Washington DC, the...

NFL notebook: Giants CB Jenkins cut after 'offensive' tweet

The New York Giants moved on from Janoris Jenkins on Friday after the injured cornerback tweeted a slur toward a fan who had been critical of him earlier this week. This was an organizational decision, coach Pat Shurmur said in a statement ...

Give Feedback