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Skiing: Two-year doping ban for Orlovskaya

Published on Dec 12, 2013 7:27 PM

MOSCOW (AFP) - Russia's freestyle skiing federation has banned national champion Anna Orlovskaya for two years for a doping offence, the official site of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (Rusada) said.

The Rusada statement did not specify the details of her violation, labelling it as "a breach of anti-doping rules".

The ban on the 18-year-old, who won the national titles in slope-style and ski half-pipe last year, came into effect on Nov 19.

It means that she will miss the 2014 Olympics, dealing a serious blow to Russian sports officials ahead of the Sochi Games.

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