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Tuesday 02, Feb 2016

  Athletics Officials Appeal Lifetime Bans

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In a statement, the Court of Arbitration for Sport has announced that three athletics officials barred for life by the International Association of Athletics Associations have made an appeal to it to have their life bans from involvement in the sport of track and field annulled.

Papa Massata Diack of Senegal, and Russian officials Valentin Balakhnichev and Alexei Melnikov made the appeals after they were handed lifetime bans for bribery and extortion for covering up a Russian doping case. Diack, a former marketing consultant for the governing body, is the son of ex-IAAF President Lamine Diack and is the subject of an Interpol notice seeking his arrest for questioning by investigative agencies in France. Melnikov was head coach of Russian distance runners and race walkers and Balakhnichev was the long-time president of the Russian athletics federation and a former IAAF treasurer.

The three were found guilty of conspiring to extort hundreds of thousands of dollars from Liliya Shobukhova, the Russian marathoner, so she can avoid a doping ban before the 2012 London Olympics. The ban of 38 months imposed on Liliya ban from track and field was reduced by seven months after the Russian athlete turned whistleblower for the World Anti-Doping Agency. The Russian long-distance runner, who held a former world indoor record in the 3000 m is the current European record holder in the 3000 m and 5000 m, competed in marathon races and served a doping ban until 23 August 2015.

On January 7, the ethics panel of IAAF published its findings and Diack, Balakhnichev, and Melnikov all deny wrongdoing. The IAAF panel had remarked all three compounded the vice of what they did by conspiring to extort what were in substance bribes from Shobukhova by acts of blackmail and added that they acted dishonestly and corruptly and did unprecedented damage to the sport of track and field which, by their actions, they have brought into serious disrepute.

In another development, Senegal PM Mohammed Dionne has remarked it would not extradite Papa Massata Diack, who is accused of blackmailing athletes who failed drug tests, to France. Dionne remarked he would respect agreements with France but would not extradite its citizens. A “Red Notice” has been issued by Interpol for the arrest of Papa Massata Diack who is accused by prosecutors from France of being part of an alleged “system of corruption”. According to the Red Notice, Massata is required in France on charges of complicity in receiving bribes, aggravated money-laundering, and conspiracy in an organized group to invest, conceal or convert the proceeds of active corruption.

Many believe that Papa Massata is in Senegal where he recently gave an interview. In the interview, he remarked he would answer questions from the French investigators if they travelled to Dakar.

Lamine Diack is in France and is not allowed the leave the country. Lamine is presently being investigated over allegations that the former IAAF chief took payments over deferring sanctions against drug cheats from Russia while he was President of the world governing body of athletics.

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Monday 30, Jul 2012

  Olympic Gymnast Suspended Over Doping In London Olympics

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Olympic Gymnast Suspended Over Doping In London Olympics – Cliff Notes

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The International Olympic Committee said on Sunday that an artistic gymnast from Uzbekistan has been handed over a provisional suspension after she tested positive for a banned substance. The 20-year-old Luiza Galiulina was found to have taken a diuretic, which is used for masking the presence of prohibited drugs, the IOC said. She was tested July 25, four days before the start of the women’s gymnastics competition.

In the second doping case during the ongoing London Olympics after a ban on Albanian weightlifter Hysen Pulaku for a banned steroid, stanozolol, the female gymnast from Uzbekistan was found testing  positive for the banned diuretic furosemide in a pre-games urine control in London on Wednesday.

The 20-year-old athlete was suspended pending the testing of her backup “B sample Sunday afternoon after she attended a hearing on Saturday night. Galiulina – a lesser-known name with no medal hopes – had been due to compete in women’s qualifying on Sunday. The 20-year-old was scheduled to compete in artistic gymnastics on Sunday; she appeared at an IOC hearing along with the team coach, personal coach, and two Uzbek officials.

At the 2010 Asian Games, Galiulina won bronze on balance beam and this was her second Olympics after finishing 60th in 2008. Galiulina contended she did not take furosemide and claimed she was been treated by her mother last month and used some medications for a heart condition in July besides using “numerous other products and natural herbs” to help her sleep and relax.

The International Olympic Committee said it found “no corroborating evidence” to support her claims that Galiulina had not intended to improve her performance or mask the use of a banned substance. “Once the results of the B sample have been received, a definitive decision will be announced by the disciplinary commission,” said the IOC.

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The International Olympic Committee announced: ‘The athlete, Mrs Luiza Galiulina, Uzbekistan, Artistic Gymnastics, is provisionally suspended from competing in the Games of the XXX Olympiad, with immediate effect.’ The IOC also announced: ‘The athlete declared she did not take furosemide, but that she knew what it was and its effects.’
If her “B” sample also test positive, the 20-year-old Galiulina would be barred from competing in London and may face a maximum ban of two years as a first-time doping offender.

In another doping case, two more athletes were caught doping at the London Olympics. On Sunday, St Kitts and Nevis sprinter Tameka Williams admitted using a banned substance.

“In discussion with team management, Ms Williams volunteered information to the effect that she has been using a substance which the SKNOC considers to fall outside the internationally accepted medical code,” the country’s Olympic Committee said. The committee, however, didn’t offer any details on the drug in question or the circumstances under which Tameka Williams took it.

The IOC has said it expects to carry out some 5,000 tests – 3,800 urine and 1,200 blood over the course of the London Olympics and said all medalists would be tested.

Olympic Gymnast Suspended Over Doping In London Olympics

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