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IBU disqualifies Russian biathlete Starykh for 2 years

July 16, 2014, 21:08 UTC+3 VIENNA
In January 2014, the Russian Union of Biathletes announced that Starykh would be removed from the national team because of the positive doping test taken at one of the world championships
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VIENNA, July 16. /ITAR-TASS/. The International Biathlon Union (IBU) has disqualified Russian biathlete Irina Starykh for two years for the use of prohibited substances.

The decision of the IBU Anti-Doping Hearing Panel will apply from December 23, 2013 and until the end of December 2015. Starykh can appeal the decision within 21 days.

In January 2014, the Russian Union of Biathletes announced that Starykh would be removed from the national team because of the positive doping test taken at one of the world championships.

Starykh is the winner of the 2013 European championship in sprint and the Universiade 2009 in Harbin in mixed relay. She also won gold in the 2013-2014 world championship in Germany, as well as silver and bronze in other world championships.

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