Biathlete Ustyugov found guilty of a doping violation

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Russian biathlete Evgeny Ustyugov found guilty of violating anti-doping rules. It is reported TASS citing a source in the Russian biathlon Union (RBU).

the Results of the athlete during the period from 27 Aug 2013 to end of 2013/14 season cancelled, including athlete stripped of all medals, points and prizes over this time period. The veteran has the right to challenge this decision within 21 days.

on Thursday, 13 February, the international biathlon Union (IBU) has opened a new case against Ustyugov. For the first time, he was charged with violating anti-doping rules in 2018.

Together with the athlete under suspicion then fell Svetlana Sleptsova, Alexander Pechenkin and Alexander Chernyshov. The last two athletes disqualified in June 2019.

Decision biathlete Svetlana Sleptsova was announced on Saturday. The Olympic champion was found guilty of using a prohibited substance. Athlete was disqualified for two years, the results from 22 March 2013 to the end of the 2013/14 season cancelled.

Earlier it was reported that the anti-doping Agency will be obliged to protect and ensure the confidentiality of whistleblowers on doping violations in 2023. Relevant amendments were made to the world anti-doping code. Protection may provide only in case if she refuses he a Snitch.

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