Iourieva handed 8-year ban

Source:Reuters Published: 2014-7-18 23:38:01

Ekaterina Iourieva became the second Russian biathlete this week to pick up a doping suspension after the retired 2008 world champion was handed a back-dated eight-year ban by the International Biathlon Union on Friday.

The 31-year-old, who quit the sport after failing to earn selection for the Sochi Winter Games, and Irina Starykh both failed drugs tests conducted in Slovenia last December.

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