Appeal Holds Up 18-Month Suspension of Russian Olympian Ekaterina Andreeva

Putting to rest the long case of Ekaterina Andreeva, an appeal to the Russian Federation’s Court of Arbitration for Sport has failed, thus upholding her 18 month suspension.

The Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA)  reported the result of the appeal on Wednesday, saying that a February decision by the Anti-Doping Disciplinary Committe at RUSADA will be upheld. The suspension is dated back to November 30th, 2012.

The 20-year old Andreeva swam at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games for Russia, placing 34th in the 200 IM; her best time, from before the positive test, was at the Ruswsian Olympic Trials where she was a 2:13.80 in long course.

She also has a silver medal from the 2010 Youth Olympic Games, where she was a part of the Russians’ runner-up 400 free relay.

The substance for which Andreeva was suspended has still not been named by RUSADA

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