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Russian race walker Kirdyapkina gets doping ban – CAS

Olga Kaniskina of Russia shows her gold medal during the awards ceremony for the women’s 20 km walk final at the European Athletics Championships at the Olympic Stadium in Barcelona July 28, 2010. REUTERS/Miguel Vidal MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian race walker Anisya Kirdyapkina has been suspended for doping and is set to be stripped of two world championship medals, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Thursday. “All results of Ms Kirdyapkina since 25 February 2011 were disqualified through to 11 October 2013, including forfeiture of any titles,…

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Doping: London 2012 high jump champion Ukhov among 12 Russians banned

LONDON (Reuters) – London 2012 Olympic high jump champion Ivan Ukhov is among 12 Russian track and field athletes to be handed doping bans by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) acting for the IAAF in the absence of the banned Russian Athletics Federation (RUSAF). Athletics – Russian Olympians Cup – Men’s high jump – Brothers Znamensky Olympic Centre, Moscow, Russia, 28/7/16. Ivan Ukhov of Russia competes. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov Ukhov and Svetlana Shkolina, who won high jump bronze in 2012 and gold at the 2013 world championships, were given…

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Doping bans for 12 Russian athletes including 2012 Olympic champion Ivan Ukhov

Ukhov (centre) has had his London 2012 win struck out, meaning Britain’s Robert Grabarz (second from right) could be upgraded to Olympic silver London 2012 Olympic high jump champion Ivan Ukhov is among 12 Russian track and field athletes banned for doping by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Three years of Ukhov’s results, including the 2012 Olympics, have been disqualified, meaning Britain’s Robert Grabarz could be upgraded to silver. Cas acted on evidence from the McLaren report, which found Russia operated a state-sponsored doping programme. The 12 athletes have…

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Weightlifting: Russian Akkaev gets eight-year ban for third doping offense

FILE PHOTO: Gold medallist Khadzhimurat Akkaev (C) of Russia celebrates on the podium with silver medallist Dmitry Klokov (L) of Russia and bronze medallist Oleksiy Torokhtiy of Ukraine in the men’s 105kg weightlifting competition during the World Weightlifting Championships at Disney Village in Marne-la-Vallee outside Paris, November 12, 2011. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier (Reuters) – Russia’s former world weightlifting champion Khadzhimurat Akkaev has been banned for eight years for a third doping offense since 2005, the domestic weightlifting federation said. The 33-year-old, who won the world title in the 105kg category in…

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Doping: WADA says has recovered doping data from Moscow lab

FILE PHOTO: A woman walks into the head office of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada November 9, 2015. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi/File Photo (Reuters) – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said on Thursday its inspection team had successfully recovered doping data from a Moscow laboratory. WADA said in a statement that the information had now been transported out of Russia for authentication and detailed analysis. Reporting by Steve Keating in Toronto; Editing by Kevin Liffey Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles. Source link

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Doping: Clock ticking on Moscow as WADA prepares for report

MONTREAL (Reuters) – The Russian doping scandal is set for a messy end with the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) Compliance Review Commission (CRC) considering possible new sanctions on Monday even as an inspection team was retrieving data from a Moscow laboratory. FILE PHOTO: Gunter Younger, Director of Intelligence and Investigations at the World Anti Doping Agency, arrives for a news conference in Nairobi, Kenya September 27, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya A game of brinkmanship between WADA and Russian authorities continued as the CRC met at WADA’s Montreal headquarters to discuss a…

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Doping: Russia says WADA team to return to Moscow for required data on January 9

MOSCOW (Reuters) – With the clock ticking toward new sanctions, Russian authorities said on Monday they would allow a World Anti-Doping Agency inspection team to return to a Moscow laboratory to retrieve data it had earlier been denied. FILE PHOTO: Russian Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov attends Russia’s Sports Ministry awards gala in Moscow, Russia December 4, 2018. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov Russia’s minister of sport Pavel Kolobkov said WADA officials would return to Moscow on Wednesday. WADA also confirmed in a press release that a three-person expert team would be allowed entry…

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Doping: Russia says WADA team to return to Moscow for required data on Jan 9

FILE PHOTO: Russian Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov attends Russia’s Sports Ministry awards gala in Moscow, Russia December 4, 2018. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov MOSCOW (Reuters) – World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) officials will return to Moscow on Jan. 9 to retrieve laboratory data it required, Russia’s minister of sport Pavel Kolobkov said on Monday. Access to the lab and data before the end of 2018 was a condition of WADA’s September decision to reinstate the country’s anti-doping agency but extraction from the former Moscow Laboratory has not been completed. WADA said it will…

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Doping – IOC Athletes’ body indicates support for fresh action against Russia

LONDON (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee’s athlete commission indicated on Friday it would support fresh sanctions on Russia by world anti-doping agency WADA after a missed doping data deadline. A WADA Compliance Review Committee (CRC) will meet in Montreal on Jan. 14-15 to hear from an inspection team whose five members were not allowed to retrieve data from a Moscow laboratory by a Dec. 31 deadline. The CRC will then submit a report to the WADA executive committee and could recommend that Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) once again be…

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Doping: WADA ‘bitterly disappointed’ at Russia’s failure to meet deadline

(Reuters) – The World Anti-Doping Agency on Tuesday said that Russian authorities had failed to provide access to laboratory doping data by WADA’s year-end deadline and that as a result it will consider sanctions against the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA). FILE PHOTO: Craig Reedie, President of the World Anti-Doping Agency, speaks during an interview following a meeting of WADA foundation board in Baku, Azerbaijan November 15, 2018. REUTERS/Aziz Karimov RUSADA was stripped of its accreditation in 2015 after a WADA-commissioned report found evidence of widespread state-sponsored doping in Russian athletics.…

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