The Russian Biathlon Union has been fined 100,000 Euros for “seriously damaging the interests and reputation” of the International Biathlon Union. The fine is the highest possible financial sanction which is provisioned by the IBU Disciplinary Rules after the RBU has been fined 50,000 Euros in 2009 also in connection with Anti-Doping Rules violations. The IBU Executive Board’s decision followed anti-doping procedures against Russian biathletes Ekaterina Iourieva, Irina Starkykh and Alexander Loginow.
This story first appeared in the blog, The Sport Intern. The editor is Karl-Heinz Huba of Lorsch, Germany. He can be reached at ISMG@aol.com. The article is reprinted here with permission of Huba.