When logins were caught for doping?
It all started with doping tests conducted during the extra competitive period in November and December 2013 (at the same time, by the way, got caught and Irina Starykh with Ekaterina Iourieva). Initially, the sample Loginova, unlike the representatives of the women’s team was clean. But in November 2014 IBU decided to recheck the old doping samples by a new method – and they tested positive for erythropoietin (EPO).
What is EPO?
Erythropoietin is a hormone that stimulates the formation of red blood cells from a late progenitor cells and increases the release of reticulocytes from the bone marrow depending on oxygen consumption. Erythropoietin is a kind of copy of a natural kidney hormone. After getting into the blood it activates the process of maturation of erythrocytes.
EPO increases the amount of hemoglobin in the blood, so the blood can carry more oxygen in the body, thereby improving stamina. Scandals of EPO in sport was a lot, especially in cyclic kinds – cross-country skiing and Cycling.
How EPO got into the body Loginova?
Officially, this is not known. At SBR never properly explained to the public how the EPO got into the body Loginova (and Iourieva and Old). Although in the four years before that, in 2009, had a major scandal involving the same Iourieva and Albina Akhatova and Dmitry Yaroshenko. Publicly flog and punish anyone not steel. Loginov himself also prefers not to dwell on the subject.
How punished Loginova?
As soon as it became aware of the positive doping test logins were excluded from the Russian team just before the start of the world Cup in östersund. The investigation against him continued for almost six months, until the summer of 2015. Since the violation was committed during the validity of the old WADA code, Loginov faced two years of Ineligibility. He’s got it.
Another thing, at what point to make them count? Of the violation (i.e. from November 2013) or from the time of its discovery (i.e., November 2014)? In the IBU chose the second option. In this case, all the results of the Russians was cancelled since November 2013.
What a loss to the Russian team?
Almost nothing, except for the fact that for two years has lost a talented and promising athlete. Loginov participated in the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, but ran only individual race, where he took 30th place. In the Golden relay team missed.
Only due to the fact that all the results Loginova was cancelled from November 2013, the Russian team was stripped of victory in the relay race at the world Cup stage in Annecy, held in December 2013. But, by and large, a trifle.
When logins returned to the sport?
His first race at the international level after the departure of disqualification Loginov held 16 December 2016 at the IBU Cup in Obertilliach, Austria today. It was an individual race in which the Russians have occupied 4-e a place.
Loginov was awesome at this level and got to the national team of Russia for participation in the 2017 world Championships, which was held in the Austrian Hohfiltsene. There he spoke in the mixed relay, winning a bronze medal. The race was marred by scandal during a stage change has occurred contact between Loginov and Fourcade. Some of the fans felt that the Frenchman intentionally crashed into Russian. At the ceremony, the Russian team decided not to shake Martin’s hand.
And before the start of the world championship team of athletes led all with the same Fourcade hunted Loginova in social networks, strongly Recalling to him the case of EPO.
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