Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation for Sports Dmitry Chernyshenko instructed to investigate the situation with the removal of athletes from the biathlon "Izhevsk rifle".
After the arrival of the doping officers, 33 juniors were removed from the competition.
“Such a massive unsportsmanlike performance of our juniors raises big questions. It is necessary to understand in detail the current situation and the like. We are talking about biathlon, Russia has always been a strong rival in this sport, but for three years the Russian Biathlon Union has been in the status of a “temporary member” of the International Biathlon Union.
I want to remind you of the international situation, if someone has forgotten, and that the use of illegal drugs entails administrative and criminal liability, we will track such cases in any sport and in every constituent entity of Russia, ”said Chernyshenko.
The doping officers came to the Izhevsk Rifle, the main biathlon start in Russia. Did 33 juniors suddenly withdraw?