• Russian Olympic gold medallist confirms investigation by Athletics Integrity Unit and could lose first vice-president role
June 13, 2019
Russia's Beijing 2008 Olympic high jump gold medallist Andrei Silnov has revealed he is being investigated by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) after the reanalysis of doping samples
Silnov currently serves as first vice-president of the Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF) but could be suspended from the role following a meeting tomorrow.
In November 2015 the RusAF was banned by the IAAF and the world governing body extended this for the 11th time on Sunday (June 9). This followed claims that the RusAF had aided the forging of paperwork to help Russian world indoor high jump champion Danil Lysneko avoid a drugs ban.
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