IAAF bans Russian race walker
MONACO -- A Russian athlete who placed fifth in the 50-kilometer walk at last year's London Olympics has been handed a lifetime ban by the IAAF for a second doping offense.
Track and field's world governing body says Igor Erokhin was one of 27 athletes to be given doping suspensions in the past month.
Erokhin previously served a two-year ban after testing positive for EPO in 2008. The IAAF says his latest doping offense was an "athlete biological passport case."
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