Top Russian coaches banned for life

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 The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) is pictured in Lausanne February 7.

Russian athletics coaches Alexey Melnikov and Vladimir Kazarin were given life-time bans for doping, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) announced on Friday.

Both national team coach Melnikov and Kazarin, training short, middle and long-distance runners, were sanctioned with lifetime bans starting on April 7 2017.

In the meantime, the CAS handed race walker Stanislav an eight-year ban after the athlete was found guilty of a second anti-doping offence.

Middle distance runner Ekaterina Poistogova, who came third in the 800m at London Olympics, has been sanctioned with a two-year period of ineligibility starting on August 24 2015, said the CAS.

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