NewsShiryaev Tests Positive For EPO

FasterSkier FasterSkierMarch 4, 2007

Sapporo, 4th March, 2007/ — Russian Cross-Country skier, Sergey Shiryaev has tested
positive for the use of the Prohibited Substance Erythropoietin (EPO), identified on the
WADA Prohibited List 2007 in Class S2. Hormones and related Substances.

The urine Sample was submitted at a target out-of competition doping control on 21st
February 2007, in Sapporo (JPN), following the analysis of indicators in the Athlete’s blood
values.

The Athlete is provisionally suspended from competition forthwith following the receipt of the
confirmation B analysis from the WADA accredited laboratory in Tokyo (JPN), where all urine
samples from the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships have been (and are still being)
analysed.

FIS President Gian Franco Kasper commented: “Every doping case is disappointing since this
means that the Athlete is not playing by the fundamental rules of sport which means fair play
nor is he heeding the warnings about the severe damage that doping can do to the health.
However, this particular case is a testament to the FIS blood testing programme which involves
regular monitoring of the Athlete’s blood values.”

The case of Sergey Shiryaev will be reviewed and adjudicated by the FIS Doping Panel, chaired
by Justice Patrick Smith (CAN) in conjunction with the FIS Council Meeting in May 2007 in
Portoroz (SLO).

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Additional resources:
FIS Procedural Guidelines 2006/2007 to the FIS Anti-Doping
Rules, please go to: http://www.fis-ski.com/data/document/fis-procedural-guidelines-2006-2007.pdf

Current news: FIS continues fight against doping

http://www.fis-ski.com/uk/newsinformation/pressreleases/press-releases-2007/sapporo-anti-doping.html

FIS Fact Sheet on FIS Medical and Anti-Doping Activities

http://www.fis-ski.com/data/document/fis-fact-sheet-fis-medical-and-anti-doping-activities.pdf

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