Contents tagged with Russian athletes

  • Russian athletes banned from competitions due to doping

    The governing body of international athletics, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has maintained the ban on Russian athletes in connection with doping violations. Some Russian athletes are still allowed to compete as neutrals.

    This decision was announced 10 days before the start of the European Championships in Berlin.

    "The IAAF Council unanimously adopted the resolution that the Russian Athletics Federation not be reinstated at this time," announced Rune Andersen, …

  • Six Russian athletes disqualified from international competitions

    Russian biathlete Ekaterina Glazyrina received a penalty from the International Biathlon Union and will no longer allowed to participate in official competitions, the Union’s press-service reported.

    Following the discovery of a prohibited substance in the 31-year-old’s blood, Glazyrina was disqualified from the Union for two years. Additionally, the biathlete was stripped of all scores, prizes and medals received from December 2013 to the present. At the end of 2014, she finished second in a …

  • Many famous Russian athletes will not attend Olympics in Pyeongchang

    Due to the doping scandal, the International Olympic Committee has banned many top Russian athletes from participating in the 2018 Olympic Games in Peongchang even under a neutral flag. Those who will not make it to the games include six times Olympic champion, 20-times world champion and primary contender for victory in the short-track speed skating contest Viktor Ahn, Russia’s top biathlete Anton Shipulin, and Russia’s top cross-country skier Sergei Ustiugov.

    As reported by the French news …