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CAS orders 4-year suspension for Russian runner over doping violations

February 10, 16:15 UTC+3 MOSCOW

Four-year period of ineligibility, beginning on 24 August 2015, has been imposed on Maria Savinova-Farnosova

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Maria Savinova-Farnosova

Maria Savinova-Farnosova

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MOSCOW, February 10. /TASS/. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruled on Friday to impose a four-year suspension on Russian track and field athlete Maria Savinova-Farnosova over violations of anti-doping rules.

"The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has issued its decision in the arbitration procedure between the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), the Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF) and the Russian middle-distance runner Maria Savinova-Farnosova," a statemenet from the CAS said.

"On the basis of clear evidence, including the evidence derived from her biological passport (ABP), Mariya Savinova-Farnosova is found to have been engaged in using doping from 26 July 2010… through to 19 August 2013," the statement said.

"As a consequence, a four-year period of ineligibility, beginning on 24 August 2015, has been imposed on Maria Savinova-Farnosova and all results achieved by her between 26 July 2010 and 19 August 2013, are disqualified and any prizes, medals, prize and appearance money forfeited," the statement added.

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