Press releases 8th September 2017

Positive doping tests at women’s 19 EHF Euro

The EHF has announced that three female players from the Russian national team that competed in the Women’s 19 EHF EURO in Slovenia in August 2017 have tested positive for a banned substance following testing at the event. Doping tests were carried out by the EHF Anti-doping Unit and analysed at a World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) accredited laboratory.

One player tested positive in the main round for a substance prohibited under the World Anti-doping Code and two further players provided positive tests in the final round of the competition. All relevant documentation has now been forwarded to the EHF Court of Handball. Further information will be provided in the week commencing 11 September 2017 on eurohandball.com.

The EHF Anti-doping Unit, created in 2012, is an independent body responsible for carrying out anti-doping testing within EHF competitions. It works closely with the World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) to ensure that handball remains a clean and fair sport. More can be found at information at: http://www.eurohandball.com/ehf/eadu

• This media statement was originally published by the European Handball Federation (EHF) on 8 September 2017. To access the original, please click here.

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