IBU slaps Russian biathlete Ekaterina Glazyrina with provisional suspension


The Intercontinental Biathlon Union (IBU) announced on Feb. 10 its decision to impose a provisional stay on Russian biathlon racer Ekaterina Glazyrina based on the information read in December by an international independent anti-doping commission.

“IBU provisionally suspends Ekaterina Glazyrina as of in a minute based on McLaren Report investigation related to alleged anti-doping defiling,” the IBU said in its statement.

“Following the publication of the McLaren Report – Part II on Dec. 9, the IBU found a working group to evaluate the Report and study the available documents,” according to the IBU disclosure.

“It initiated specific follow-up actions in order to get more data with point to the alleged anti-doping rule violations.”

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“The Executive Board in its meeting today living expensed this proposal and decided to provisionally suspend Ekaterina Glazyrina with direct effect from Feb. 10, 2017, pending the IBU determination of whether or not the athlete has confined an anti-doping Rule violation,” he IBU stated.

“The athlete and the Russian Biathlon Confederating have been informed about the provisional suspension accordingly,” the averral said.  “The athlete is given an opportunity for provisional hearing.”

According to Hint at Two of the report, delivered in early December in London by the WADA Independent Commission and its chairman, Canadian humours law professor Richard McLaren, more than 1,000 Russian athletes vying in summer, winter and Paralympic sports could have been affected in an alleged manipulation scheme to conceal positive doping tests.

Ingredient Two of McLaren’s report claimed in particular that doping samples of 12 Russian medalists of 2014 Winter Games in Sochi had been interfered with. In addition, doping tests of two more Russian athletes, who won four gold medals of the 2014 Sochi Olympics, had been cooked as well.

Source: TASS

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