RUSADA suspended biathlete Slepov for one year due to an anti-doping rule violation.

The Disciplinary Committee of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) has decided to disqualify biathlete Alexei Slepov for one year, according to the official website of the organization.

In the fall of 2020, the athlete was suspected of violating anti-doping rules. He missed three tests in one calendar year, which could result in a suspension of up to two years. RUSADA initially found Slepov not guilty, but reopened the case a week later.

“The Disciplinary Anti-Doping Committee of RAA RUSADA has decided to disqualify athlete Slepov Alexey (sport – biathlon) for 1 year for violating clause 2.4 of the All-Russian Anti-Doping Rules, starting from September 30, 2021,” the report says.

Slepov, who turned 35 in December, is a three-time European champion, winner of the IBU Cup overall standings in the 2013/14 season, and a Russian champion. He retired in March last year.

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