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Athletics: Russian runner Syreva banned for two years

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Russian middle-distance runner Olesya Syreva has been banned for two years for doping, the Russian athletics federation announced on Sunday.

Syreva, 29, the 2011 European indoor 3,000 metres silver medallist, was suspended over blood level discrepanices in her biological passport.

The ban came into effect on February 1 and all her results after March 3, 2011, were cancelled.

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