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IAAF charges Turkish duo with doping

AFP-JIJI

Turkey’s Asli Cakir Alptekin, who won the women’s 1,500-meter gold medal at the London Olympics last year, was charged with doping by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) on Friday.

The 27-year-old has been provisionally suspended after anomalies were discovered in her biological passport.

Her compatriot, Nevin Yanit, the European women’s 100-meter hurdles champion was also suspended after multiple positive dope test results, both in and out of competition, said the IAAF.

“Asli Cakir (Alptekin) and Nevin Yanit have been charged with anti-doping rule violations,” IAAF spokesman Nick Davies confirmed.

“Ms. Cakir on the basis of abnormal blood values from her Biological passport. Ms Yanit on the basis of multiple positive findings following target tests carried out in-competition and out-of-competition by the IAAF,” Davies said.