Demonising Justin Gatlin
13th September 2015
A Russian boxer, shooter and bobsledder have been sanctioned for doping offences, the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) has announced. Sadam Magomedov (Садама Магомедова), three time Russian boxing champion, has been sanctioned with a two year ban for a ‘whereabouts’ violation, RUSADA announced.
Under the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) International Standard for Testing & Investigations (ISTI), all anti-doping organisations that have adopted the World Anti-Doping Code must provide a Registered Testing Pool (RTP) of elite athletes. Athletes included in the RTP must provide information indicating where they will be available for testing for one hour in every 24, three months in advance. If there are three instances where a doping control officer (DCO) cannot locate an athlete at their stated location – or if they fail to correctly file whereabouts data – three times in one year, they they are charged with a ‘whereabouts violation’, which involves a two year ban.
Stanislav Kuznetsov (Станислава Кузнецова) has been sanctioned with a one year ban by the Russian shooting federation (CCP) for use or attempted use of a prohibited substance, RUSADA announced. Since Kuznetsov’s ban ran from 29 November 2017 and has now expired, he was able to win six medals (two Gold, two Silver and two Bronze) at the International Crossbow Shooting Union (IAU) World Championships, which recently took place in Ulyanovsk, Russia.
Angelina Girchak (Ангелину Гирчак) has been sanctioned with a two year ban by the Russian bobsled federation (ФбР) for use or attempted use of a prohibited substance, RUSADA announced. In October last year, Match TV reported that the youth skeleton athlete confessed to taking meldonium after being advised to do so by Russian head coach, Sergey Kolpakov (Сергея Колпакова). Meldonium was added to the Prohibited List of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on 1 January 2016. It is understood that her ban, which will run from 18 March 2019, relates to Girchak’s use of meldonium.
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