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Ukrainian biathlete Sergei Sednev fails doping test

Former Ukrainian biathlon world championship medalist Sergei Sednev tests positive

Ukrainian biathlete Sergei Sednev fails doping test

SALZBURG, Austria (AP) -- The International Biathlon Union says former world championship medalist Sergei Sednev of Ukraine has failed a doping test.

The IBU says Sednev was targeted as part of a program to re-test older samples which "showed atypical results in the previous seasons." It did not say which banned substances had been found.

The Ukrainian biathlon federation said Sednev provided a sample in January 2013 that contained a "banned substance," but was only notified last month.

The Ukrainian federation said in a statement Monday it had questioned Sednev, who "could not explain or disprove" the test results.

Sednev won a bronze medal in the relay at the 2011 world championships.

The 31-year-old athlete announced his decision to retire last month, but the federation said this was not because of the positive test.


Updated : 2021-09-23 05:00 GMT+08:00