The International Biathlon Federation banned Ukrainian athlete Olga Abramova from participation in international competitions, the federation’s website reported.
Abramova’s drug test showed that her blood contained mildronate, which is internationally considered illicit since January 1, 2016. Abramova’s doctors said she took the drug in November 2015.
In the current season, Abramova managed to claim bronze for Ukraine in relay race at a World Cup stage.
Most recently, TASS reported that the International Association of Athletics Federations suspended more than four thousand Russian athletes due to a number of doping scandals closely tied to their names.