Shobukhova deal in works, CAS session cancelled, from EME News

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LAUSANNE (SUI): Agencies are informing that the court of arbitration for sport CAS said a hearing scheduled for 
Wednesday in the doping case of the three-times Chicago Marathon winner Liliya Shobukhova has been cancelled. The court could not confirm why an appeal filed by the IAAF to double Shobukhova's ban to four years would not take place. Reports in Russia suggest the IAAF, the Russian athletics federation and the athlete have reached an out-of-court settlement. Acting President of Russian Federation Vadim Zelichenok said for R-Sport: "They agreed on something, but what is it in detail, I do not know."

(Editor's note: This sad and sordid tale, we hope, will come to an end. We applaud the IAAF desire to double the two year to four. If Shobukhova does not come under the "aggravated circumstances", I am not sure what circumstance does. RunBlogRun believes Ms. Shobukhova should be banned for life. She has damaged our sport.)

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