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Anti-doping authorities ban Olympic gold medalist and two other top athletes

11 February 2017, 12:46 | Clarence Schmidt

Mariya Savinova won 800m gold at the 2011 World Championships in South Korea

Mariya Savinova

A four-year ban against Savinova was backdated to start on August 24, 2015.

CAS issued a decision on Friday regarding Savinova-Farnosova, determining that she was doping between 26 July 2010 through to 19 August 2013.

SOUTH AFRICAN RUNNER Caster Semenya is in line to take the 800m title from the 2012 Olympic Games after Russian athlete Maria Savinova was stripped of her gold medal.

The World Anti-Doping Agency had recommended five athletes and five coaches be banned for life, including Savinova-Farnosova.

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Savinova's ruling is just the latest black eye for the Russian Athletics Federation, Russia's running team, which was banned as team from the 2016 Olympics.

She was also seen in a 2014 German television documentary on Russia's doping, apparently admitting to taking banned substances. She will also claim the world title from the 2011 championships having finished behind Savinova-Farnosova in that race as well.

It prompted WADA to launch an investigation, which culminated in the Russian Athletics Federation being banned from global competition in November 2015. All these (investigations) continued for more than two years and we're all exhausted of it. That means any Russians who pass the IAAF's strict eligibility criteria for this summer's World Championships in London will have to compete as neutral athletes.

The CAS acted as the main tribunal in the case, as the Russian track-and-field federation is suspended by the world body, the International Association of Athletics Federations because of its doping controversy.



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