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Russian biathlete provisionally suspended in wake of McLaren report — IBU

February 10, 15:41 UTC+3
The IBU provisionally suspends Ekaterina Glazyrina as of immediately based on McLaren Report investigation related to alleged anti-doping violation
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Ekaterina Glazyrina

Ekaterina Glazyrina

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MOSCOW, February 10. /TASS/. The International Biathlon Union (IBU) announced on Friday its decision to impose a provisional suspension on Russian biathlon racer Ekaterina Glazyrina based on the information delivered in December by an international independent anti-doping commission.

"IBU provisionally suspends Ekaterina Glazyrina as of immediately based on McLaren Report investigation related to alleged anti-doping violation," the IBU said in its statement.

"Following the publication of the McLaren Report - Part II on 9 December, the IBU established a working group to evaluate the Report and study the available documents," according to the IBU statement. "It initiated specific follow-up actions in order to get more data with regard to the alleged anti-doping rule violations."

"The Executive Board in its meeting today supported this proposal and decided to provisionally suspend Ekaterina Glazyrina with immediate effect from 10 February 2017, pending the IBU determination of whether or not the athlete has committed an anti-doping Rule violation," he IBU stated.

"The athlete and the Russian Biathlon Union have been informed about the provisional suspension accordingly," the statement said. "The athlete is given an opportunity for provisional hearing."

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