Confederations Cup: Russia vs Portugal match sold out, says FIFA secretary generalSport April 25, 21:20
Russian diplomat suggests UN should develop strategy to fight fake newsRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 25, 20:16
Putin backs creation of system to promote Russian goods on domestic marketBusiness & Economy April 25, 19:15
OSCE concerned over Russia’s declaring Jehovah’s Witnesses extremist organizationWorld April 25, 19:00
Russia to complete import substitution program for helicopter engines by 2019Military & Defense April 25, 18:39
Government is not going to reject floating ruble rate, Putin saysBusiness & Economy April 25, 18:10
Russian Navy rids itself of dependence on Ukrainian enginesMilitary & Defense April 25, 17:55
Ukraine's refusal to continue military cooperation prompts Russia to create new industriesMilitary & Defense April 25, 17:50
FIFA Secretary General on her mission and expectations from Confederations CupSport April 25, 17:39
MOSCOW, February 9. /TASS/. The All-Russia Athletics Federation (ARAF) issued a four-year suspension for runner Yulia Zaitseva for the violation of regulations on the abuse of performance enhancing drugs, the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) announced on Tuesday.
The statement from the Russian anti-doping body reported that the suspension term for the Russian athlete is in force starting July 16, 2015.
On Monday, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) published a list of Russian athletes banned from international competitions for the duration of the suspension of ARAF’s membership in the world’s governing body of field and track athletics.
The list contains a total of 4,027 names of Russian athletes including national team leaders (such as Yelena Isinbayeva, Yekaterina Koneva, Daria Klishina, Anna Chicherova, Sergei Shubenkov) as well as athletes suspended over doping-related issues (Valery Borchin, Sergei Kirdyapkin, Olga Kaniskina, Sergei Bakulin, Vladimir Kanaikin, Lilia Shobukhova, Yevgeniya Zolotova).
The list was prepared based on the information provided by the ARAF. The IAAF, however, reported on that the provided list of names was not final and could be a subject to changes.
The IAAF said at its Council meeting in November that a report prepared by the ARAF on the struggle against doping was unsatisfactory and decided by a majority of votes to suspend Russia’s membership in the international athletics association.
Experts say it is highly possible that Russian national athletics teams will be suspended from the Summer Olympic Games in Brazil this year.