Melnikov EPO Doping Ban Is Russian Swim Case No 20 Since Kazan FINA Worlds Bid

The pending case in Russia’s doping nightmare is in: Vitaly Melnikov has been banned for two years after testing positive for EPO during the European Short-Course Championships in Herning in December 2013. Since Kazan started to bid for the 2015 FINA World Championships showcase event, set for Kazan in July and August, Russia has had at least 20 positive doping cases

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The pending case in Russia’s doping nightmare is in: Vitaly Melnikov has been banned for two years after testing positive for EPO during the European Short-Course Championships in Herning in December 2013. Since Kazan started to bid for the 2015 FINA World Championships showcase event, set for Kazan in July and August, Russia has had at least 20 positive doping cases

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John Smith

Why do EPO for a 50 and a 100?

Viva la Bang

FINA are not serious about cleaning up the sport when it takes that long to act!

Swimming Mom

Maybe Putin received the award for the Country with the highest doping athletes.

Craig Lord

ah, I see, swimming mom … I had been wondering…

Steve Levy

I don’t see a trend.

Swimmer Rob

“Russia has suffered at least 20 positive doping cases (not counting water polo and cannabis)” When did water polo make WADA’s banned list?

Craig Lord

Rob, the two things go together – not counting cannabis cases in water polo is a better way of putting it. And so that is what it now reads

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