Russian Athletics Federation Suspends Coach Over Doping

© REUTERS / Maxim ZmeyevA woman walks out of the Russian Olympic Committee headquarters building, which also houses the management of Russian Athletics Federation in Moscow, Russia, November 13, 2015
A woman walks out of the Russian Olympic Committee headquarters building, which also houses the management of Russian Athletics Federation in Moscow, Russia, November 13, 2015 - Sputnik International
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The Russian athletics federation ARAF has suspended coach Yuri Gordeyev over doping allegations, the athletics body said in a statement on Monday.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Gordeyev, who trained race walkers, was implicated in a massive doping scandal that was covered by the German broadcaster ARD in a series of damning documentaries in recent years.

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"Members of the [ARAF] presidium made the decision to temporarily suspend Yuri Gordeyev from training activities," the statement read. "Documents on his possible violations of ARAF anti-doping rules have been sent to RUSADA."

Russia’s anti-doping agency RUSADA earlier had its labs accused by the world’s anti-doping authority WADA of covering up the use of illegal performance-enhancing drugs by Russian athletes. Last Friday, the International Association of Athletics Federations upheld a ban on the Russian branch, effectively barring Russians from going to the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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