Biathlon: Russian Evgeny Ustyugov suspended for doping, Martin Fourcade could recover a 6th Olympic title

Suspended for doping, the Russian biathlete Evgeny Ustyugov sees all his results obtained between 2010 and 2014 canceled. Martin Fourcade could reclaim the Olympic title from the Russian, obtained at the Vancouver Games in 2010.

The Russian biathlete Evgeny ustyugov was again suspended for doping on Tuesday, this time following the analysis of his biological passport. The International Biathlon Federation (IBU) cancels all its results obtained between 2010 and 2014.

French Martin Fourcade, second in the mass start of the Vancouver Games in 2010 behind Ustyugov, could thus recover a sixth Olympic title. Evgeny Ustyugov has 21 days to appeal.

The Board of Directors of the Biathlon Integrity Unit said it welcomes “favorably the decision of the court of arbitration for sport in this case (…) it underlines our commitment to make biathlon a clean and reliable sport.”

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