Friday, February 1, 2008
Finnish Biathlete Varis Doping Suspicions Confirmed
One of Finland's top biathletes, Kaisa Varis, has again tested positive for the illegal use of EPO-hormones. Her career could now come careening to an ignoble end. Her b-sample confirmed what the a-sample indicated: that Varis was using the hormone during January's biathlon World Cup event in Ruhpolding, Germany. She now faces a possible lifetime ban from competitions, because this is her second doping offence. Five years ago she was suspended for using EPO-hormones during the cross-country skiing world championships.
Posted by Bad News at 12:19 AM