Tchepalova banned for positive EPO test
GENEVA -- The International Ski Federation has issued a two-year doping ban to Russia's triple Olympic gold medalist Julija Tchepalova.
FIS says the cross-country skier tested positive for the endurance-boosting drug EPO in January, and that the 33-year-old Russian is banned until August 2011.
Sarah Fussek of the FIS anti-doping administration said Thursday that Tchepalova's teammate Natalia Matveeva also was banned for EPO. Matveeva is out until March 2011.
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