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Last Updated: Saturday, 29 May, 2004, 12:08 GMT 13:08 UK
Kapachinskaya given ban
Anastasiya Kapachinskaya
Kapachinskaya won at the world indoor championship in Budapest
World indoor 200m champion Anastasiya Kapachinskaya has been given a two-year ban for failing a drugs test, Russia's athletics head said on Saturday.

Valery Kulichenko, the head coach of the Russian team, said the ban was effective from 24 May.

The 25-year-old Russian tested positive for the anabolic steroid stanozolol at this year's world indoor championships in Budapest after winning the 200m.

Kulichenko said that Kapachinskaya would now return her 200m gold medal.

Stanozolol was the same drug Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson tested positive for following the 100m final at the 1988 Seoul Olympics.

In a strange twist, Kapachinskaya, who finished second behind Kelli White in the 200m at last year's world outdoor championships in Paris, will be awarded the gold after the American received a two-year suspension for violating anti-doping rules.

Earlier this month, White, who tested positive for a stimulant, modafinil, in Paris, admitted taking steroids and the blood-boosting erythropoietin (EPO).




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