Athletics: Former 800m world champion Arzamasova gets provisional ban for doping

Belarus's Marina Arzamasova celebrates winning the final of the women's 800 metres athletics event at the 2015 IAAF World Championships. (AFP)

Former 800 meters world champion Marina Arzamasova of Belarus has been provisionally suspended after testing positive for a banned substance, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said on Tuesday.
             
The 31-year-old, who won the 800 meters gold at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing, has tested positive for LGD-4033, a substance with similar properties to anabolic steroids that is prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Agency.
             
“The AIU confirms a provisional suspension against Belarusian middle-distance runner Marina Arzamasova for a violation of the IAAF Anti-Doping Rules,” it said in a tweet.
             
The AIU oversees integrity issues in athletics including doping on behalf of the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF), the sport’s global governing body.

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