Doping tatt.

The following athletes who tested positive for the use of steroids during
the World Masters Indoor Championships in
Linz, Austria in March 2006,
have been provisionally suspended, pending the outcome of hearings:
Neil Griffin (GBR), M55, Shot Put
Andrew Fedyashin (RUS), M40, Shot Put


Andrey Fediaschin, RUS, who had placed 2nd in the M40 shot put competition
at the World Indoor Championships in Linz in March 2006, has been
suspended by his Federation effective June 19, 2006 for a period of two
years (terminating June 18, 2008), as a result of a doping conviction. The
athlete had tested positive (Stenozolon) at a test taken during the
championships. His Federation declared him ineligible from competing in
all WMA and IAAF athletics competitions including competitions sanctioned
by WMA or IAAF.

The athlete has been informed that his result will be erased from the
official results list, and he has been requested to return his medal and
his certificate.

WMA will deal with the correction of the rankings and medal distribution
of the M40 shot put competition in due time, once other investigations
relating to this competition are concluded.


 - WMA