Ath­let­ics - Rus­sian sprinter Mikhail Idrisov banned 4 years for dop­ing

Malta Independent - - SPORT -

One of Rus­sia's top sprint­ers has been banned for four years for dop­ing. Mikhail Idrisov has won three na­tional 100-me­ter titles and took sil­ver with Rus­sia at the 2014 Euro­pean team cham­pi­onships. The Rus­sian anti-dop­ing agency says he has been handed a fouryear ban, back­dated to June 2015, for an un­spec­i­fied "breach of anti-dop­ing rules." Four-year bans were also handed to re­gional-level ath­letes Evgeny Khokhlov and Ta­mara Shchemerova. Rus­sia's team was al­most en­tirely banned from Olympic track and field in Rio de Janeiro af­ter a World Anti-Dop­ing Agency re­port de­tailed wide­spread dop­ing and cover-ups in­volv­ing Rus­sian anti-dop­ing of­fi­cers and gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials.

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