Athletes fail doping tests
The IAAF says seven athletes who competed at the world
championships in Moscow last month failed doping tests and have
already been sanctioned or provisionally suspended.
Three competitors tested positive for EPO: race walkers Ayman
Kozhakhmetova of Kazakhstan and Ebrahim Rahimian of Iran, and
marathon runner Jeremias Saloj of Guatemala.
A steroid was found in the urine samples of javelin thrower
Roman Avramenko of Ukraine, and sprinters Yelena Ryabova of
Turkmenistan and Elyzaveta Bryzgina of Ukraine.
Afghani sprinter Massoud Azizi tested positive for a
metabolite of nandrolone.
The IAAF says 538 athletes had their urine tested during the
worlds, and 132 before the event.