Russian biathlete Alexander Loginov pulls out of mass-start race after police raid scandal in Italy

Russian biathlete Alexander Loginov, who was subjected to a police search on Saturday, has decided to pull out of the final race at the 2020 IBU World Championship in Italy despite booking a place in the men’s mass start.

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The Russian embassy in Rome has issued a statement saying that Italian police officers found no evidence of prohibited medicine usage by Russian biathletes during a raid conducted on Saturday.

‘They thought my coach supplied me with doping’: Alexander Loginov on shocking police search before

Russian biathlete Alexander Loginov who was subjected to a police search hours before Saturday’s race has commented on the raid saying that he and his coach were suspected of using prohibited drugs.

‘I learnt it from Russian media’: IBU president Olle Dahlin says he was unaware of police raid on Ru

International Biathlon Union (IBU) President Olle Dahlin has said he was unaware of a police raid on Russian athletes which took place just hours before the men’s relay race at the World Championship in Italy.

‘Anti-doping officer personally initiated police raid without IBU authorization’ – Russian biathlon

The head of the Russian Biathlon Union (RBU) Vladimir Drachev revealed that a shocking police raid on Russian biathletes was initiated by IBU interim Anti-Doping Manager Sarah Fussek-Hakkarainen who personally signed the inquiry.

‘They took our rifles as if we were dangerous criminals’: Russian biathlete Loginov on Italian polic

Russian biathlete Alexander Loginov, who was subjected to a search by Italian police on Saturday, said that officers broke into their hotel room early in the morning while he was sleeping and confiscated his rifle.

No lawyer, no sleep, not even badges – Loginov’s teammate Garanichev describes early morning police

Italian authorities took three days to act on a request to probe the Russian biathlon team over suspicions of doping, and the way they did it – on the day of a major race – was very disruptive, Loginov’s roommate Garanichev said.

Italian police search surging Russian biathlete Loginov HOURS before race

Alexander Loginov, who broke a 12-year losing streak for Russian male biathletes by winning gold at the IBU World Championships, has been subjected to a search by Italian police hours before a Saturday event.

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