IOC Hands Fate Of Yuliya Efimova* Back To FINA At Russian Doping Crisis Summit

Yuliya Efimova waved goodbye to racing for just over a year when after testing positive … and that would not be the end of it  - by Patrick B. Kraemer
Yuliya Efimova waved goodbye to racing for just over a year when after testing positive … and that would not be the end of it - by Patrick B. Kraemer

News agencies in Lausanne reporting on the IOC summit into the Russian doping crisis and its implications, are reporting that athletes from Kenya and Russia, in all sports, will only be able to compete at the Rio Olympics if they have passed an “individual evaluation” to prove they have not been doping. If that turns out to be so, then Yuliya Efimova**, the world 100m breaststroke champion, today took a stroke closer to being locked out of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games regardless of the eventual deliberation by the World Anti-Doping Agency on meldonium cases.

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