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IAAF: 7 from worlds tested positive

Updated: September 20, 2013, 11:34 AM ET
Associated Press

MONACO -- The IAAF says seven athletes who competed at the world championships in Moscow last month failed doping tests and have been sanctioned or provisionally suspended.

Three competitors tested positive for EPO: Race walkers Ayman Kozhakhmetova of Kazakhstan and Ebrahim Rahimian of Iran, and marathon runner Jeremias Saloj of Guatemala.

A steroid was found in the urine samples of javelin thrower Roman Avramenko of Ukraine and sprinters Yelena Ryabova of Turkmenistan and Elyzaveta ...

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