KURSK, Russia (Reuters) – Three years ago, Russian athletics coach Vladimir Mokhnev was banned for 10 years by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, global sport’s over-arching judicial body, for giving prohibited performance-enhancing drugs to members of the national track team.
Mokhnev, the court ruled, had violated international anti-doping rules. His name was taken off Russia’s national team roster and added to a list of banned personnel compiled by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
“I was banned,” Mokhnev, who denied his involvement in doping, said at a news conference on June 23, 2017. “How can I work?”
On May 16 this year, a Reuters reporter witnessed Mokhnev at an athletics stadium in the city of Kursk giving instructions to seven runners, recording their lap times from the side of the track and at one point coming out onto the track during a warm-up to give directions to an athlete.
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