Doping: Four Russian Ex-Athletes Charged From McLaren Report

Published on : 03/27/2020 – 23:22Modified : 03/27/2020 – 23:21

Paris (AFP)

Four former Russian athletes, including two Olympic champions, are charged with doping on the basis of evidence contained in the McLaren report, the Athletics Integrity Unit (IAU) said on Friday. 2008 Olympic high jump champion Andrey Silnov, 2012 Olympic champion in the 400m hurdles Natalia Antyukh, the former 2007 vice world champion in 800m Yelena Soboleva and hammer thrower Oksana Kondratyeva are charged with doping by the IAU and their case must be tried. first instance by the Sports Arbitral Tribunal (CAS).

The report by Canadian lawyer Richard McLaren, commissioned by the World Anti-Doping Agency, had highlighted in 2016 an institutionalized doping system in Russia, including the laundering of more than 500 positive controls of the Moscow laboratory, at the heart of the scandal.

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