A two-year ban was announced for Ukraine’s Vita Palamar following a retrospective test on her sample from Beijing 2008, where she finished ninth in the high jump. The confirmation of doping sanctions can come after a CAS appeal has been concluded, or after the official period in which an appeal can be launched is concluded. Ukraine’s 800m runner Nataliia Lupu, the 2013 European Indoor champion and 2012 World Indoor silver medalist, has received an eight-year ban for a second offence. The 29-year-old received a nine-month ban after testing positive for the banned stimulant methylhexanamine at the IAAF’s 2014 World Indoor Championships in Sopot, where she finished fifth in the 800m. Her eight-year ban, from December 27 last year, follows an out-of-competition test conducted in Ukraine.
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