Russian Athletics Federation President admits he expected athletes to be banned by CAS based on Rodchenkov evidence

Feb 2, 2019

Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF) President Dmitry Shlyakhtin has admitted that they were expecting the news from the Court of Arbitration of Sport yesterday that 12 athletes, including Olympic high jump champion Ivan Ukhov, would be banned.

The dozen Russians, who also included the 2013 world high jump champion Svetlana Shkolina, were all prosecuted in a case bought by CAS and the Athletics Integrity Unit that was based mainly upon evidence in the McLaren Report provided by former Moscow Laboratory director Grigory Rodchenkov.

Ukhov and Shkolina were both banned for four-years, while another London 2012 gold medallist, hammer thrower Tatyana Lysenko, has been suspended for eight-years as this is her second offence.

Lysenko had already been stripped of her Olympic gold medal after her sample was re-tested in October 2016 and discovered to be positive.

The athletes have until February 22 to appeal against the decisions.


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