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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Skater Banned for Life

MOSCOW -- Russian speed skater Svetlana Fedotkina has been banned for life for refusing an out of competition dope test in Canada, the Russian Speed Skating Federation said Monday.

"I can confirm she has been banned for life," federation president Vladimir Komarov said. He declined to provide more details on the International Skating Union's ban. Fedotkina had been set to return to competition on January 6 following a two-year ban for using anabolic steroids.