August 18, 2017 / 10:41 AM / 7 months ago

Russian triple-jumper Pyatykh gets four-year ban - CAS

ZURICH (Reuters) - The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has imposed a four-year ban on Russian triple-jumper Anna Pyatykh for violating rules on prohibited substances, the tribunal said on Friday.

FILE PHOTO: Russia's Anna Pyatykh competes in the triple jump event at the European Team Championship in Leiria city stadium in Portugal June 20, 2009. REUTERS/Jose Manuel Ribeiro

The ban takes effect from Dec. 15, 2016, the date her provisional suspension began, it said in a statement.

“The CAS acted as first instance decision-making authority for this matter, substituting for the Russian Athletics Federation, currently suspended by the IAAF,” it added.

Reporting by Michael Shields

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