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CAS disqualified the Russian bobsledder

Nadezhda Sergeeva (right) and Anastasia Kocherzhova. Photos of DPA
Nadezhda Sergeeva (right) and Anastasia Kocherzhova. Photos of DPA

The Sports Arbitration Court in Lausanne (CAS) disqualified the Russian bobsledder Nadezhda Sergeeva for violating anti-doping rules. As stated on the website of the court , the results of the athlete at the Olympic Games in South Korean Pyeongchang are completely annulled.

In a press release CAS noted that Sergeeva has the right to file an appeal on reducing the period of disqualification. The International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) will investigate after the Olympics. The athlete must pass the accreditation and leave the Olympic village in Pyeongchang.

In the doping test, Sergeeva, taken on February 18, found a prohibited heart drug trimetazidine. Sergeeva confirmed the existence of doping and refused to open the doping test “B”. After this, the IOC submitted to the arbitration court documents on anti-doping rule violation.

On February 23, Sergeyev was suspected of using dope, then this information was confirmed by the president of the bobsled Federation of Russia. At the Olympics, Sergeeva took the 12th place in bobsleigh “deuces” paired with Anastasia Kocherzhova.

 

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