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Russian rowers banned for 2 years for doping infractions

Russian rowers banned for 2 years for doping infractions

Three Russian rowers have been banned for two years for doping infractions on the eve of the world rowing championships.
Vladimir Varfolomeev, Denis Moiseev and Svetlana Fedorova were banned for violating rules concerning "use of a prohibited method," the world rowing federation said Wednesday in a statement.
FISA executive director Matt Smith said the three rowers did not use banned substances, but an intravenous drip had been used by all three and although the substances they infused into their bodies were not on the banned list, the methodology is not permitted.
Moiseev and Varfolomeev were to compete in the lightweight men's double sculls team. Fedorova was in the women's eight. All three were disqualified from the worlds, which also serve as Olympic qualifying.
FISA said they would be banned until Aug. 28, 2009.
The testing was done before the start of the championships this week.


Updated : 2021-07-27 14:54 GMT+08:00