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7 athletes busted for doping at track worlds
The IAAF says seven athletes who competed at the world championships in Moscow last month failed doping tests and have already been sanctioned or provisionally suspended.

7 athletes busted for doping at track worlds

3 test positive for EPO; steroid found in urine of 3 others

Posted:Sep 20, 2013 11:44 AM ET

Last Updated:Sep 20, 2013 11:44 AM ET

Ukraine's Roman Avramenko, seen here competing in the men's javelin throw final at the recent track and field championships in Moscow, had a steroid found in his urine samples following the competition.

Ukraine's Roman Avramenko, seen here competing in the men's javelin throw final at the recent track and field championships in Moscow, had a steroid found in his urine samples following the competition. Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images

The International Association of Athletics Federations says seven athletes who competed at the world championships in Moscow last month failed doping tests and have already been sanctioned or provisionally suspended.

Three competitors tested positive for EPO: race walkers Ayman Kozhakhmetova of Kazakhstan and Ebrahim Rahimian of Iran, and marathon runner Jeremias Saloj of Guatemala.

A steroid was found in the urine samples of javelin thrower Roman Avramenko of Ukraine, and sprinters Yelena Ryabova of Turkmenistan and Elyzaveta Bryzgina of Ukraine.

Afghani sprinter Massoud Azizi tested positive for a metabolite of nandrolone.

The IAAF says 538 athletes had their urine tested during the worlds, and 132 before the event.

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