Russian cyclist accepts doping ban, is cleared to compete at Olympics

Olga Zabelinskaya had already been cleared by the Russian Cycling Federation, but has now resolved the case with the UCI

Photo: Graham Watson

Russian cyclist Olga Zabelinskaya has accepted an 18-month doping ban but will be eligible to compete in the 2016 Rio Olympics this summer.

The rider, who took the bronze medals in both the road race and time trial at London 2012, was previously cleared of any wrong doing by the Russian Cycling Federation after testing positive for the banned stimulant octopamine in March 2014.

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