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IBU confirms positive doping tests for Russian, Ukrainian biathletes

January 12, 2015, 14:22 UTC+3 VIENNA

Provisionally suspended Russia’s Alexander Loginov and Ukraine’s Serhiy Sednev proved positive for prohibited substances, The International Biathlon Union (IBU) announced

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Alexander Loginov

Alexander Loginov

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VIENNA, January 12. /TASS/. The International Biathlon Union (IBU) announced on Monday that reanalyzed A samples of two provisionally suspended biathletes, namely Russia’s Alexander Loginov and Ukraine’s Serguei Sednev, proved positive for prohibited substances.

The IBU said in its statement that the reanalyzed A samples of Loginov, provisionally suspended as of November 25, 2014, and Sednev, provisionally suspended as of December 15, 2014, proved positive for recombinant EPO from the WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) laboratory.

“Both athletes waived the B sample analysis of the reanalyzed samples,” the statement said adding that “the IBU Anti-Doping Hearing panel will decide about the period of ineligibility for both athletes.”

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