dglobalnews.com Mariya Savinova Receives Four-Year Doping Ban And Stripped of Medals
Published: Sun, February 12, 2017
Sports | By Jeannette Edwards

Mariya Savinova Receives Four-Year Doping Ban And Stripped of Medals

Mariya Savinova Receives Four-Year Doping Ban And Stripped of Medals

"That is our system and in Russian Federation that only works with pharma (doping)", she said on the recording. The Moscow drug-testing laboratory was later shut down and its director testified he had covered up hundreds of failed tests by top Russian athletes.

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

Additionally, the 31-year-old Savinova now faces a four-year ban issued by the Court of Arbitration for Sport for doping from July 2010 until August 2013.

Dmitriev spoke of secret video footage of suspended coach Kazarin, who is seen in a sports hall in Chelyabinsk during a training session for 400m runner Artem Denmukhametov. "If CAS decided (to ban Savinova) nothing can be done", he told Russia's Tass news agency. All these (investigations) continued for more than two years and we're all exhausted of it.

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Speaking shortly after the Wada report was released, Semenya said earning the gold in this way would nearly be an empty victory.

The decision opens the way for Caster Semenya of South Africa, who finished second in that London race, to become a two-time Olympic champion.

In 2012, Jelimo launched a spirited comeback that saw her power to the IAAF World Indoor women 800m title in Istanbul, Turkey, making history as the first Kenyan female athlete to scale such heights. Russian Federation has denied any official involvement in the scandal. That means any Russians who pass the IAAF's strict eligibility criteria for this summer's World Championships in London will have to compete as neutral athletes.

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