DOPING IN SPORT

CAS serves Russian doctor life ban over doping programme

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has issued a life ban against Doctor Sergei Portugalov, the alleged mastermind of doping in Russian track and field.

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CAS serves Russian doctor life ban over doping programme
FABRICE COFFRINI AFP

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has issued a life ban against Doctor Sergei Portugalov, the alleged mastermind of doping in Russian track and field, Russia's athletics federation announced on Monday.

Mastermind beihind Russian doping programme

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) recommended in a 2015 report that Portugalov take no part in any state sports programme after he was found to have supplied athletes with banned performance-enhancing drugs.

CAS did not immediately confirm the ban.