Paratroopers are released in a marked doping case
During the biathlon World Cup 2017, the Austrian police raided the team from Kazakhstan. Nine paratroopers were later shut down - but now they are released. - The shutdowns are abolished with immediate effect, IBU writes in a press release.
During the 2017 raid, blood and urine tests, medications and equipment were seized. Afterwards, it turned out that all riders passed the tests and they were allowed to participate in the World Cup.
But in November 2018, the International Biathlon Federation (IBU) shut down the nine biathletes, arguing that they violated the anti-doping rules.
Now IBU is changing and writes in a press release that the case against the nine Kazakhs, six of whom were included in last year's Olympic squad, is closed because of insufficient evidence.
The archers are Galina Visjnevskaya, Alina Raikova, Darja Klimina-Ussanova, Olga Poltoranina, Jan Savitsky, Maxim Brun, Anna Kistanova, Anton Pantov, Vassilij Potkorytov.