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As Ukrainian biathlete Olga Abramova waived her "B" sample and proceeds to a doping hearing panel, the IBU has found another positive test for the same hormone, mildronate. Plus, IBU VP Jim Carrabre wants to re-analyze testing results from the Sochi Olympics. IBU President Anders Besseberg thinks it's unnecessary, while Russia asserts that the IBU has no jurisdiction.

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Sergui Sednev of Ukraine is the latest athlete to be caught in the International Biathlon Union's re-testing of suspicious anti-doping samples from seasons past. At stake are two seasons' worth of results. All of the old samples have now been tested, but it's unclear whether more suspensions are still to come - a month passed between the analytical result in Sednev's case and the release of his name.

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The Ukrainian women's biathlon team was careful not to learn too much about what is happening in Kiev, so that they could focus on their relay race and deliver something that might cheer the country up: a gold medal, Ukraine's first in a winter Olympics since 1992. The women called for a moment of silence in their press conference to honor the 77 dead in Kiev uprisings.

The FasterSkier countdown continues (and is joined by NordicXplained). Per usual, I like reading about the nations I don’t always follow as closely, like the Ukranians. The distance results for the four skiers mentioned in the FasterSkier article are below: Roman Leybyuk had a string of strong results between 2002 and 2006, but has been [...] Related posts:

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The FasterSkier countdown continues (and is joined by NordicXplained). Per usual, I like reading about the nations I don’t always follow as closely, like the Ukranians. The distance results for the four skiers mentioned in the FasterSkier article are below: Roman Leybyuk had a string of strong results between 2002 and 2006, but has been [...] Related posts:Best Young Sprint Skiers: 2009-2010 Canadian National Team Preview: Alex Harvey & Devon Kershaw Canadian National Team Preview: Chandra Crawford & Daria Gaiazova

The FasterSkier countdown continues (and is joined by NordicXplained). Per usual, I like reading about the nations I don’t always follow as closely, like the Ukranians. The distance results for the four skiers mentioned in the FasterSkier article are below: Roman Leybyuk had a string of strong results between 2002 and 2006, but has been [...] Related posts:

  1. Best Young Sprint Skiers: 2009-2010
  2. Canadian National Team Preview: Alex Harvey & Devon Kershaw
  3. Canadian National Team Preview: Chandra Crawford & Daria Gaiazova

winning the 42 k freestyle La Sgambeda in Livigno, Italy, last December. What You Need To Know for This Season Despite being one year older, and seeing her numbers continuously decline, Shevchenko is Ukrainian Ski Association website lists 15 members of the National Team, as well as no fewer than six coaches. Also, when translating the page, a certain skier comes up as ‘Alex Fast’ or ‘Alex Speed’ and

At World Championships in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia this year, the Ukrainian women’s biathlon team already had to deal with mixed feeling about their silver medal performance in the relay. Now, they have to add another variable to the mix – a mistake which led to a positive doping test by their anchor skier, Oksana Khvostenko. A Strong World Championships Showing Coming into the last handoff in the 4 x 6 k relay, Ukraine was in the...