Turkish and Olympic 1,500 metre champion,
Asli Cakir Alptekin, has been cleared of doping violations by her country’s Athletics Federation.
However, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has reportedly not yet received the full judgement on Cakir in English. The body will apparently review the decision to see if it should be appealed in the Court of Arbitration.
“We will review the decision upon receipt and decide whether or not it should be appealed to CAS (the Court of Arbitration
for Sport) as per IAAF rules,” spokesman Chris Turner said in an email to Reuters.
Cakir missed the world championships in Moscow in May after being provisionally banned because abnormalities were detected in her biological passport.
Biological passports work by creating individual blood profiles for each athlete, rather than testing for specific performance-enhancing drugs.
If the results of the blood test deviate significantly from previous measures, an athlete can face a doping charge.
The athlete had already served a two-year suspension at junior level following a
positive dope test in 2004.
A second conviction could, therefore, result in Cakir receiving a lifetime ban from the sport.
Over 30 athletes have been suspended by the Turkish federation for doping in 2013.
Among these is double European 100 metres hurdles champion Nevin Yanit.
The scandal is thought to have affected Istanbul’s chances of hosting the 2020 Olympic Games. Tokyo won the vote in September.
- 1Snowden, Assange and Manning statues unveiled in Berlin | euronews, world news
- 2Chomsky says US is world’s biggest terrorist | euronews, the global conversation
- 3euronews live TV - News | euronews : the latest international news as video on demand
- 4Nepal: ‘equally big earthquakes coming in eastern regions,’ expert tells euronews | euronews, world news
- 5It’s a girl: Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge gives birth in London | euronews, world news
- 6How Nepal earthquake devastated Kathmandu’s UNESCO heritage | euronews, world news
- 7Chernobyl Children: what makes Ukrainians born in 1986 different? | euronews, world news
- 8Juncker to Hungarian PM Orban: “Hello, Dictator!”
- 9International breaking news | euronews online world breaking news in video
- 10Exclusive: unrest in FYR Macedonia could hit other Balkan countries warns Serbian PM | euronews, world news
- 11Evidence of ancient wine found in Georgia a vintage quaffed some 6,000 years BC
- 12Andrea Ferrari: the graphene guru | euronews, science
- 13International tv news | euronews: European and International tv news bulletin
- 14Portuguese language reform law goes global | euronews, world news
- 15EU membership remains Serbia’s priority, says PM Aleksandar Vucic | euronews, the global conversation
- 16Watch: France’s Jean-Marie Le Pen clashes with UKIP MEP Woolfe | euronews, world news
- 17Spain: the viral soldiers fighting in Madrid and Barcelona mayoral races | euronews, world news
- 18How young translators are helping knit European culture together | euronews, generation y
- 19eurovibes - a selection of Europe’s best music talent
- 20We will not be moved! China’s urban spread resistance [PHOTOS]
Wires > Sport
- 12:46 CET Halep huffs and puffs into French Open second round
- 11:15 CET Wolff says teams interested in Mercedes ‘customer cars’
- 11:13 CET Pakistan chief proposes home matches in India
- 10:26 CET OCA strip Sri Lanka of 2017 Asian Youth Games over autonomy
- 09:18 CET Valencia joy dampened by injury to keeper Alves
- 08:33 CET Real heavyweight Ronaldo backs coach Ancelotti
- 07:50 CET Admin error costs Malaysian gymnast SEA Games berth
- 03:55 CET Fathers do not always know best at Indy 500