CAS disqualifies two Russian Olympic champions
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruled on the cases of a number of Russian athletes, including Olympic gold medalists.
The court recognized the Olympic champions in athletics Natalya Antyukh and Andrey Silnov in violation of anti-doping rules. Athletes suspended from competition for four years starting April 7, CAS said in a statement.
Antyukh won gold in the 400m hurdles at the 2012 London Olympics. Silnov won gold in the high jump at the 2008 Beijing Games.
Elena Soboleva, silver medalist of the 2006 World Indoor Championships in the 1500 meters, was suspended for eight years by the annulment of her results for 2011-16
Silver medalist of the Universiade 2013 Oksana Kondratyeva got a ban for four years.
In addition, CAS partially satisfied the complaints of Russian athletes Yulia Kondakova, Svetlana Shkolina, Ekaterina Galitskaya and Ivan Ukhov pin up on disqualification decisions. The terms of disqualification for Kondakova, Shkolina and Ukhov were reduced from four years to two years and nine months, and for Galitskaya to three years.