Press releases 3rd August 2017

AIU statement regarding the provisional suspension of two Ukrainian athletes

The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) announces the provisional suspension of two female Ukrainian athletes, Olesya Povkh and Olha Zemlya. Both athletes were entered to compete at the IAAF World Championships London 2017. Olesya Povkh was entered in the Women’s 100 Metres and 4×100 Metres Relay events, and Olha Zemlyak in the Women’s 400 Metres and 4×400 Metres Relay events.

The provisional suspensions have been imposed following each athlete being charged with an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV) for the use of a prohibited substance. Each athlete is now afforded the right to a hearing to determine the charge in accordance with IAAF Rules. The two athletes shall remain provisionally suspended until the outcome of their respective cases.

• This media release was published by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) of the International Association of Athletics Federations on 3 August 2017 via email.

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