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• Former race walking world champion Bakulin recieves 8-year doping ban

Russian race walker Sergey Bakulin, stripped of his 2011 world title for doping, has been handed an eight-year ban for a second offence.

The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) confirmed the sanction against the 32-year-old for abnormalities in his athlete biological passport (ABP) data.

Bakulin lost the 50 kilometres title he claimed at the 2011 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships in Daegu in 2015 after his ABP data showed signs of doping.

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