Svetlana Cherkasova

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Svetlana Sergeyevna Cherkasova (Russian: Светлана Сергеевна Черкасова, born May 20, 1978) is a Russian middle distance runner.

In the 800 metres, she finished 8th at 2006 European Athletics Championships in Gothenburg.

She also competed at the 2004 Olympics.

On 31 July 2008, Cherkasova was one of seven female Russian athletes suspended by the IAAF, due to doping test irregularities.[1][2] On 20 October 2008, it was announced that Cherkasova, along with 6 other Russian athletes would receive two-year doping bans for manipulating drug samples.[3]

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  1. ^ "IAAF Anti-doping investigation leads to provisional suspension of Russian athletes". Press Releases. IAAF. 2008-07-31. Retrieved 2008-08-02. 
  2. ^ "Russia hit by doping suspensions". BBC Sport. 2008-07-31. Retrieved 2008-08-05. 
  3. ^ "Seven Russians handed doping bans". BBC Sport. 2008-10-20. Retrieved 2008-10-20.