Discussion

Belarusian shot-putter gets life ban for doping

Updated: June 14, 2013, 9:46 AM ET
Associated Press

MOSCOW -- Former world and European shot put champion Andrei Mikhnevich of Belarus has been banned for life after a second doping violation.

The Belarus Athletics Federation imposed the ban after the former Olympic bronze medalist tested positive in retests of his doping sample from the 2005 World Championships in Helsinki.

Mikhnevich had previously tested positive in 2001 and served a two-year ban.

The athlete says he's innocent and will seek to have his ban overturned by the ...

Read full story

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

ESPN TOP HEADLINES

MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM