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CAS orders suspension of 5 Russian race walkers over doping abuse violations

October 13, 2016, 17:16 UTC+3
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GENEVA, October 13. /TASS/. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruled on Thursday to suspend five Russian race walkers over violations of anti-doping regulations.

The athletes at the issue, who are Ivan Noskov, Mikhail Ryzhov, Vera Sokolova, Denis Strelkov and Elmir Alembekov, were all handed a four-year suspension from all sports-related activities by the decision of the Swiss-based court.

"The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has issued decisions in the cases of Russian racewalkers Elmira Alembekova, Ivan Noskov, Mikhail Ryzhov, Vera Sokolova and Denis Strelkov who all tested positive for EPO at the Saransk race walking centre on 2 June 2015," CAS said in its statement.

"All five athletes have been found to have committed an Anti-doping Rule Violation (ADRV)," the statement added.

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