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Five Russian Paralympics athletes disqualified for doping by Russia for four years
20:01, 29 August 2016
Five Russian Paralympics athletes disqualified for doping by Russia for four years

The verdict to Russian athletes was delivered by the Federation of Physical Culture and Sport for Persons with Physical Disabilities of Russia

20:01, 29 August 2016

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Five representatives of the Russian Paralympic team were disqualified for doping violation, according to the Russian Anti-Doping Agency. The athletes were suspended for four years by the Federation of Physical Culture and Sport for Persons with Physical Disabilities of Russia.

The sanctions affect the silver medalist of the 2008 Paralympics in powerlifting Airat Zakiev together with Ales Lafin, Farid Rakhmatullin, Tatiana Zhavoronkova and Olga Kiseleva.

Related: New names of Beijing Olympics athletes with doping became known

As we reported earlier, Court of Arbitration for Sport suspended Russian team from the Paralympics in Rio.

Related: IOC annulled the results of Russian athletes' Olympic silver in Beijing because of doping

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