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Russian Biathlete Suspend for Blood Doping

2006 Torino Olympics

Thu, Feb  16, 2006 - By Mike Muha

Russian biathlete Olga Pyleva was suspended Thursday for failing a doping test. Pyleva won the silver medal in the 15km Biathlon on Monday. She finished ahead of Germany's Martina Glagow. Pyleva's Russian teammate Albina Akhatova was fourth.

The IOC will convene a panel to hear Pyleva's case. If found guilty, she would be thrown out of the games.