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Russian racewalker Noskov stripped of his 2015 European Championship’s gold for doping

The re-test of Noskov’s sample showed the presence of banned substance Erythropoietin and, therefore, his athletic results achieved between January 29 and June 2, 2015, have been annulled

MOSCOW, February 5. /TASS/. Russian racewalker Ivan Noskov has been stripped of his gold medal of the 2015 European Team Championship in Spain after the reanalysis of his doping test sample revealed a banned performance enhancing drug, the press office of the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) announced on Friday.

According to the press service, the re-test of Noskov’s sample showed the presence of banned substance Erythropoietin and, therefore, his athletic results achieved between January 29 and June 2, 2015, have been annulled.

Noskov was previously disqualified for the use of Erythropoietin. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) slapped him with a four-year suspension, which already expired on July 14, 2020.

"Athlete already served the maximum 4 year sanction for a 1st violation under the rules and his results from 2 June 2015 to 15 July 2015 are already disqualified," the AIU said in a statement. "Case outcome is appealable.".