Olympic gold medallist steps down as first vice-president of Russian Athletics Federation while facing doping case

Jun 15, 2019

Beijing 2008 high jump gold medallist Andrei Silnov has stepped down from his post as first vice-president of the Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF).

It was this week revealed Silnov was being investigated by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) following the reanalysis of doping samples.

As reported by the Associated Press, the 34-year-old will no longer sit on RusAF’s Board.

It had been reported Silnov, who confirmed the AIU investigation which Russia's official state news agency TASS said concerned drugs tests taken in 2013, could be suspended from the first vice-president role following a meeting today.

He lost a Presidential election by 36 votes to 31 to Dmitry Shlyakhtin in December 2016 and took on the secondary position instead.


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