Monaco - Russian
high jumper Danil Lysenko will not compete at the European
championships after being provisionally suspended for missing doping
tests, athletics' world ruling body the IAAF said on Friday.
Lysenko, the world indoor champion, was one of 74 athletes vetted by
an anti-doping panel and allowed to compete under a neutral flag despite
the ongoing ban on Russian athletes in the wake of a major doping and
corruption scandal in 2015.
But the 21-year-old Lysenko was stripped of his status as an
Authorised Neutral Athlete (ANA) after failing to "provide whereabouts
information as required under the IAAF Anti-Doping Rules and Regulations
and to make himself available for out-of-competition testing by the
AIU", according to a statement by the IAAF.
"Mr Lysenko is accordingly not eligible to compete at the 2018
European Athletics Championships to be held in Berlin next week."
The IAAF in May stripped ANA status from five race-walkers, including
world 20km silver medallist Sergei Shirobokov, for having trained under
More than 20 athletes who trained under Chegin have been sanctioned
for doping-related offences between 2005 and 2015. The racewalking coach
has been banned for life from all sports-related activities.
The championships are held in Berlin on August 7-12.