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Russian Athletics Federation strip race walker Alexander Ivanov of world championship gold after being found guilty of doping

Moscow: Russian race walker Alexander Ivanov has been stripped of a world championship gold medal after being found guilty of doping.

 Russian Athletics Federation strip race walker Alexander Ivanov of world championship gold after being found guilty of doping

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The Russian Athletics Federation says Ivanov has been handed a three-year ban after blood data in his biological passport showed signs of drug use.

The ban is backdated to start on 2 May, 2017, when Ivanov was first suspended pending a full hearing.

Russia dominated race walking at the world championships and Olympics for over a decade before a wave of doping cases brought disqualification for more than 30 athletes and a life ban for head coach Viktor Chegin.

Ivanov was one of the last members of the team without a ban. His 2013 world championship gold passes to China's Chen Ding, and he also loses a 2014 European Championship silver medal.

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Updated Date: Mar 22, 2019 17:33:42 IST