Cycling: Baranova sent home after doping failure

Updated: Friday, 03 Aug 2012 17:05

Russian track rider Victoria Baranova failed a pre-Olympics dope test for testosterone and has been sent home by her national federation, the International Cycling Union (UCI) has confirmed.

"It is the result of a test carried out by the IOC before the Games. She has admitted to taking a banned substance and was sent home two or three days ago," UCI spokesman Enrico Carpani told Reuters.

Baranova was due to take part in the keirin at the Olympics.

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"We have been working closely with the IOC and we are very happy with this collaboration, which strengthens our fight against doping," Carpani added.

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