February 16, 2006

Silver medallist Pyleva guilty of doping -IOC

TURIN (Reuters) - Russian Olga Pyleva, who won the 15-km
individual biathlon silver medal, was thrown out of the Turin
Winter Games on Thursday after the International Olympic
Committee confirmed a positive doping test.

Pyleva, 30, a gold medallist in the 10-km pursuit at the
2002 Salt Lake City Games, will be stripped of her medal.