Turkey's European champion hurdler Nevin Yanıt handed two-year doping ban
The Turkish Athletics Federation (TAF) has banned two-time European 100m hurdles champion Nevin Yanıt from the sport for two years for doping. Hürriyet photoThe Turkish Athletics Federation (TAF) has banned two-time European 100m hurdles champion Nevin Yanıt from the sport for two years for doping.
“The IAAF [International Association of Athletics Federations] had informed us that Nevin Yanıt’s sample taken at the PSD Bank event in Dusseldorf on Feb. 8 tested positive for a banned substance,” the federation said today in a written statement.
“After her B sample also tested positive, the Disciplinary Board asked for Yanıt’s defense and decided to ban the athlete for two years following deliberations,” the statement added.
Earlier this month, the board banned 31 Turkish athletes including Olympic medalist Eşref Apak, from competitions for two years, a month after announcing that they had tested positive for banned substances.
The decisions came a week after Mehmet Terzi stepped down as the TAF chairman amid a series of doping scandals.
A decision on women’s 1,500m Olympic champion Aslı Çakır Alptekin is still pending.