Moscow police say 250 people take part in protest rallyWorld April 29, 16:29
Diplomat calls US’ allegations about isolation of Russia in UN 'strange'Russian Politics & Diplomacy April 28, 20:58
Experts say Russian hackers strongly demonized in USRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 28, 20:35
Ferrari drivers clock best time in Practice Two of Russia F1 GP in SochiSport April 28, 19:54
Red Bull’s advisor Marko says Kvyat to possibly remain with Toro Rosso next yearSport April 28, 19:16
Pope Francis blesses pregnant TASS correspondent en route to EgyptWorld April 28, 18:55
Russian diplomat says use of military force against North Korean unacceptable, dangerousRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 28, 18:45
UN chief calls for lowering risk of miscalculation concerning North Korea issueWorld April 28, 18:15
Moscow deeply regrets Montenegro’s decision to join NATORussian Politics & Diplomacy April 28, 18:07
GENEVA, November 17. /TASS/. Russian sprinter Alexander Zverev, who won silver at 2012 Paralympics, has been suspended for nine months for an Anti-Doping Rule violation, the International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) website said on Tuesday.
The sample provided this June after Zverev had competed at the IPC Athletics Grand Prix in Berlin was positive for cannabis. This substance is prohibited strictly in-competition.
"As a result of his violation, Zverev will be ineligible from competition for nine months from 6 August 2015, the date the athlete was provisionally suspended, until 5 May 2016," the statement said.
All Zverev’s results obtained from the date of the test and onwards will be disqualified including forfeiture of any medals, points, records and prizes.
The 26-year-old athlete is a numerous winner of World’s and European championships.