Russian biathletes caught for doping


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The international biathlon Union (IBU) has accused four Russian athletes anti-doping rule violation. On Thursday, August 30, according to the website of the Russian biathlon Union (RBU).

It is noted that three of the four accused have already retired and one is currently not acting and not training in the national team of Russia.

“Within 14 days, the athletes must decide if they want to challenge the findings of the Commission of the world anti-doping Agency (WADA) and take appropriate legal action. After that we may announce their names,” reads a statement from SBR.

In may 2018 the new head of the RBU was the four-time world champion on biathlon Vladimir Drachev. In voting Drachev ahead of the first Vice-President IBU, Victor Maigurov and a Board member of SBR Dmitry Aleksashina.

In April this year, the Russian biathlon were involved in the scandal around the President of the IBU Anders Besseberg. WADA accused the functionary in getting the “complete diplomat dollars” in exchange for concealing the use of doping Russian biathletes.

At the Olympics in Phenone Russian biathletes that competed under the Olympic flag because of a doping scandal, along with other national athletes, set a record. They failed to win any medals.

Video, photo All from Russia.


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