With News of Positive Doping Test, Russian Biathlon Union Turns Defensive; North American Athletes React
Chelsea LittleJanuary 29, 20144
The International Biathlon Union handed provisional sanctions to three athletes who tested positive for banned substances. Russian website Championat is alleging that two are Ekaterina Iourieva, a 2008 World Champion who has already served one doping ban for EPO; and Irina Starykh, currently the top-ranked Russian woman. Across the biathlon world, athletes expressed frustration and dismay.