UIPM announce two Russian athletes banned from Rio

By iSportconnect | July 26, 2016

The Executive Board of the Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne (UIPM) decided to ban two Russian athletes following the findings of the McLaren Report.

UIPM has established that Maksim Kustov and Ilia Frolov were responsible for samples labelled as “Disappearing Positive Methodology” and according to the McLaren Report, both athletes tested positive for trenbolone, methenolone and oxandrolone when the samples were analysed in a Moscow laboratory in August 2014 but the findings were not reported as such.

The Russian Modern Pentathlon Federation (RMPF) has been informed that, as a result, Maksim Kustov and Ilia Frolov are no longer eligible to compete at the 2016 Olympic Games.

Maksim Kustov had been entered as a member of the Russia team and Ilia Frolov had been named as a reserve.

The Executive Board ruled that Russia should not be permitted to select another reserve to take the place of Maksim Kustov.

Instead, the place left vacant in the Men’s Individual event will be reallocated to the first reserve athlete, Ruslan Nakonechnyi (Latvia).

The other athletes entered on the Russia team – Aleksandr Lesun, Donata Rimshaite and Gulnaz Gubaydullina – are eligible to compete at the 2016 Olympic Games based on the eligibility requirements set out by the IOC Executive Board.

UIPM is fully committed in the fight against doping and the protection of clean athletes, and will continue following up with WADA.