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Doping Rule Violation

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has been informed by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) that the female athlete, Helena JAVORNIK, has been found guilty of the following doping violation under IAAF Rules:

Presence of the prohibited substance rh-EPO (S2. Hormones) in her doping control sample (IAAF Rule 32.2a)

This doping violation relates to a sample collected in-competition by on 09.03.08 at the half-marathon held in Vienna, Austria

In conformity with the IAAF Rules, the CAS has imposed the following sanction for a first violation:

• 2 years ineligibility (11.06.08 – 10.06.10)
• Disqualification of all results from 09.03.08

This information has been added to the 2008 List of Anti-Doping Rule Violations which can be found on the IAAF website in the anti-doping statistics section.
“The IAAF is committed to protecting the sport of athletics from the threat of doping.  Each year the IAAF spends more than 3 million dollars on this ongoing battle and coordinates more than 3,000 doping controls.  All IAAF out-of-competition tests are conducted on a strictly no-advance-notice basis.