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#BanChegin finally happens: Viktor Chegin Suspended

The World of Race-Walking had a long awaited bit of positive news yesterday when Victor Chegin, the man behind thier Race Walking conveyor belt has been suspended. Over 20 Russian athletes have been banned by WADA whilst being coached by Chegin. In January, three Russian Olympic champion walkers from Chegin’s team were banned.

The head of the Russian Anti-Doping has said “Athletes will not be allowed to work with Chegin, or otherwise they come under sanctions,”

Jared Tallent was one of the main athletes pushing the #BanChegin hashtag.

List of Chegin’s Athletes with Doping offences
Tatyana Akulinushkina – 6 month ban for a Fenoterol positive in 2013[16] + 4 year ban for Furosemide positive in 2015.
Yuriy Andronov - 2 time World Cup bronze medalist – 2 year ban for a Trimetazidine positive in 2014.
Sergey Bakulin – 2011 World Champion – 3 years and 2 months ban for anomalies in his biological passport.
Pyotr Bogatyrev – Bronze medalist at the World Junior Championships – 2 year ban for anomalies in his biological passport.
Valeriy Borchin – Olympic and 2X world champion, collapsed 1 km before the finish in 2012 Olympics – 8 year ban for anomalies in his biological passport.
Viktor Burayev – European Race Walking Cup – 2 year ban for an EPO positive in 2008.
Dementiy Cheparev – Silver medalist at the 2009 IAAF World Youth Championships – 2 year ban for a Fenoterol positive in 2012.
Evgenia Danilova – 2 year ban for a GW1516 positive in 2013.
Stanislav Emelyanov – 2007 World Youth champion, 2008 World Junior champion and 2009 European Junior champion – 2 year ban for anomalies in his biological passport
Igor Erokhin – Silver medalist from the 2011 European Race Walking Cup – 2 year ban for an EPO positive in 2008 and banned for life in 2013 for anomalies in his biological passport.
Artur Grigoryev – 2 year ban for a Carphedon positive in 2013.
Olimpiada Ivanova – Olympic silver medalist and 2X world champion – 2 year ban for a stanozolol positive in 1997.
Vladimir Kanaykin – World Championships silver medalist, World Junior Champion – 2 year ban for an EPO positive in 2008 and banned for life in 2015 for biological passport anomalies.
Olga Kaniskina – Olympic Gold and Silver medalist – Banned for 3 years and 2 months in 2015 for biological passport anomalies.
Sergey Kirdyapkin – Banned for 3 years and 2 months in 2015 for biological passport anomalies.
Elena Lashmanova – Olympic and World Champion, World Record – Banned for 2 years for a GW1516 positive in 2014.
Mikhail Lemaev – Marathon runner – Banned for 2 years in 2013 for biological passport anomalies.
Ekaterina Medvedeva - World Junior Champion – Banned for 2 years in 2013 for an EPO positive.
Tatyana Mineyeva – World Junior Champion – Banned for 2 years in 2012 for biological passport anomalies.
Nadezhda Mokeyeva – Banned for 2 years in 2014 for a SARMs positive.
Sergey Morozov - World Youth Champion – Banned for 2 years for an EPO positive in 2008 and banned for life in 2012 (at the age of 24) for biological passport anomalies.
Andrey Ruzavin – Bronze medalist at the 2014 IAAF World Race Walking Cup. Provisionally suspended in October 2014, and handed a 30 month doping ban in March 2015 for Biological passport anomalies.
German Skurygin – World and European Champion, died of a heart attack at 45 – Banned for 2 years in 1999 for a human chorionic gonadotrophin positive.
Aleksey Voyevodin – World Cup Champion – Banned for 2 years in 2008 for an EPO positive.
Irina Yumanova – Banned for 2 years in 2014 for a SARMs positive.

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