Friday 9 December 2016

European 800m silver medallist among four Russian athletes served with bans

Published 25/01/2016 | 13:23

Irina Maracheva
Irina Maracheva

Four Russian athletes have been banned for doping in the first suspensions announced since the drugs scandal which has seen the country banned from international competition.

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The Russian Olympic Committee announced the bans, according to the Russian news agency TASS, including a two-year ban for Irina Maracheva, who won silver in the 800m at the 2012 European Championships.

Race-walker Anna Lukyanova, a former silver medallist at the world junior championships, also received a two-year ban while runners Maria Nikolaeva and Elena Nikulina were each banned for four years.

According to TASS, the decision was taken by the interim co-ordinating committee of the Russian Olympic Committee based on the documents received from athletics' world governing body the IAAF.

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