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Belarusian former 800m world champion gets provisional ban for doping

Monaco, Aug 27 (IANS) The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) on Tuesday said that former 800m world champion Maryna Arzamasova of Belarus has been provisionally suspended after testing positive for a banned substance with just one month to go for the 2019 IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar.

“The AIU confirms a provisional suspension against Belarusian middle-distance runner Marina Arzamasova for a violation of the IAAF Anti-Doping Rules,” said the AIU in a tweet.

The AIU said in its website that Arzamasova has been tested positive for LGD-4033, a substance with similar properties to anabolic steroids that is prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Agency.

Arzamasova had won gold ath the 2015 World Championships that were held in Beijing.

–IANS

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