Natalya Matveyeva

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Natalya Matveyeva
Country  Russia
Born (1986-05-23) 23 May 1986 (age 30)
Moscow, RSFSR, Soviet Union

Natalya Konstantinovna Matveyeva (Russian: Ната́лья Константи́новна Матве́ева; born 23 May 1986) is a Russian cross country skier who has been competing since 2004. Matveyeva skis for Dynamo Moscow. She has a total of four victories since 2004, including three in the 2006–2007 season. All four of her victories have been in the sprint events.

As of February 2007, Matveyeva leads the women's sprint category in the 2006–2007 Cross country skiing World Cup going into the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2007 in Sapporo, Japan, despite never having won a World Cup event. Her best placing in individual World Cup meets is second-place, which she achieved in the 2006 Changchun and Düsseldorf meets. She competed in the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, finishing 30th in the individual sprint.

She tested positive for recombinant EPO (rEPO) at a January 2009 meet in Whistler, British Columbia and was suspended provisionally from the sport following the receipt of the confirmation of the V analysis from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) accredited laboratory in Quebec.[1] The case was reviewed and adjudicated by the FIS Doping Panel, chaired by Canadian judge Partick Smith.[2] Matveyeva's results from the most recent results from the world championships in Liberec have not been removed from the official results pending the hearing though she finished fourth in the women's individual sprint event.[3] A verdict was rendered on 23 December 2009 by the FIS that effectively banned her from competition until 12 March 2011 for doping.[4]

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  1. ^ Matveyeva Suspended for Doping SI.com, March 22, 2009
  2. ^ FIS NewsFlash 226. 8 April 2009.
  3. ^ FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2009 women's individual sprint results. – accessed 25 December 2009.
  4. ^ "FIS Doping Panel delivers two decisions". FIS 23 December 2009 article accessed 25 December 2009.

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