Accusations of doping against nine Kazakhstani biathletes dismissed

Date: 10:47, 12-09-2019.

Astana. September 12. KazTAG - Accusations of doping against nine Kazakhstani biathletes have been completely dismissed, reports the press service of the Union of Biathletes of Kazakhstan.
“The Anti-Doping Panel of the International Biathlon Union issued a ruling and dismissed all charges against nine temporarily suspended athletes of the National Biathlon Team of Kazakhstan on September 11,”  reads the statement.
“The hearing was held under the supervision of the IBU Anti-Doping Panel, where the interests of Kazakhstani athletes were represented by a lawyer from Switzerland and Manas Usenov,  General Secretary of the Biathlon Union of Kazakhstan.  All the charges have been dismissed in respect of the athletes of the national team," reads the statement.
It has been the final decision in the anti-doping scandal against Kazakhstani biathletes, which lasted from February 2017.
“In total, the suspension of our athletes lasted 292 days. Every day, together with the National Olympic Committee of Kazakhstan and the Ministry of Culture and Sports of Kazakhstan, we made every effort to resolve this case positively. At all stages of testing, all doping tests of our biathletes showed a negative result, ”said Yermek Kizatov, president of the Biathlon Union of Kazakhstan.

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