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Russian biathletes test positive on the B-tests

So to all the Russian readers who sent me abuse for releasing the story before it was confirmed.... take your blinkers off and wake up to the real world.

Russian newscentre VES believes that the testing in Lausanne has returned three positive B samples for a variety of EPO, initially believed to be CERA.

The hall of shame:

Albina Akhatova
Ekaterina Iourieva
Dmitry Yaroshenko

The announcement from the International Biathlon Union is believed to be imminent.

May they never grace a biathlon competition again. There is no place in professional sports for drug cheats.

"We are facing systematic doping at the large scale in one of the strongest teams of the world," IBU President Anders Besseberg told reporters in the eastern resort town of Pyeongchang.

"Either we have been able to catch them all, or we have only seen the top of the ice mountain," he said. "There is no, absolutely no, excuse for what the three doped Russian athletes and the people behind them have done."

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