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Russian Baranova failed dope test, sent home

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Aug. 03, 2012 20:00
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Russian track rider Victoria Baranova failed a pre-Olympics dope test and was sent home.
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LONDON - Russian track rider Victoria Baranova failed a pre-Olympics dope test and was sent home by her national federation, the International Cycling Union (UCI) said on Friday.

"It is the result of a test carried out by the IOC before the Games. She has admitted to taking a banned substance and was sent home two or three days ago," UCI spokesman Enrico Carpani told Reuters.

Baranova was due to take part in the keirin at the Olympics.

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