Biathletes lose doping ban appeals
LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- Russian biathletes Albina Akhatova and Yekaterina Iourieva have lost their appeal against two-year doping bans.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport on Friday upheld the bans imposed Aug. 11 by the International Biathlon Union.
Five-time Olympic medalist Akhatova and former world champion Iourieva tested positive for the banned endurance-boosting hormone EPO last December at a World Cup event in Ostersund, Sweden.
The IBU suspended them from the world championships ...
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