7 Russian Athelets Suspended From the Olympics.[edit | edit source]

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  • 7 Russian athletes busted for doping by IAAF - 07/31/08 - Seven Russian female athletes, including an indoor world record holder and a two-time world champion, were provisionally suspended Thursday by the IAAF for doping-related matters.
  • Yelena Soboleva, who set a world record in the 1,500-meter race at the 2008 indoor world championships, was one of the seven charged "for a fraudulent substitution of urine which is both a prohibited method and also a form of tampering with the doping control process."

Soboleva, Khanafeyeva and Pishchalnikova were on the Russian team's roster for the Beijing Olympics, according to the Web site of the European Athletics Federation.

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