Female biathlon runner Kuklina was the most doping-tested athlete in Russia last year – sport

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MOSCOW, January 18. /TASS/. Russian biathlon runner Larisa Kuklina, who did not make the country’s Olympic roster for the 2022 Winter Games in China, was the athlete most tested for doping by the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA ) in 2021, the agency said in a document, which was provided to TASS on Tuesday.

According to the document, RUSADA inspectors carried out nine anti-doping inspections at Kuklina last year. However, Russian marathon champion Andrey Leiman received the same number of visits from anti-doping inspectors last year.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland, confirmed on December 17, 2020 the previous decision of WADA (the World Anti-Doping Agency) regarding a number of sanctions against Russian sport. In particular, CAS upheld WADA’s decision to declare RUSADA non-compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code. The court, however, decided to reduce the duration of the four-year sanctions previously proposed to the two-year period.

The Swiss-based tribunal said in a Dec. 17, 2020 statement that the CAS panel “has unanimously determined that RUSADA is not in compliance with the World Anti-Doping Code (WADC) due to its failure to obtain delivery of the Authentic LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) and underlying analytical data from the former Moscow lab at WADA” between 2012 and 2015. Russian authorities deny accusations of manipulation.

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