Nikolay Pankratov gets 2-year ban
OBERHOFEN, Switzerland -- The International Ski Federation has banned Russian cross-country skier Nikolay Pankratov after he was caught with equipment to inject drugs.
FIS says Pankratov's two-year doping ban runs until Sept. 8, 2012, for possessing a "prohibited method," according to World Anti-Doping Agency rules.
Pankratov had intravenous equipment and vials of actovegin, a legal derivative of calf's blood, when detained by Swiss border guards last September.
Pankratov is ...
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