Moscow — The Russian anti-doping agency says a coach linked
to more than 20 doping cases has lost his appeal against a life ban from
Viktor Chegin was banned in March on evidence he oversaw
mass doping by Russian race walkers at his training center, the base for many
Olympic and world championship medalists.
The agency says Chegin appealed to national sports
arbitration but it was turned down. The agency did not elaborate.
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Chegin's former athletes include Olympic gold medalists
Sergei Kirdyapkin, Elena Lashmanova, and Olga Kaniskina, all of whom have
served doping bans.
In June, Chegin denied allegations by German TV that he was
continuing to work with the Russian team despite his ban.For
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