Three Russian top skiers face doping allegations
Chepalova, as well as Turin Games winner Evgeny Dementyev and another national team member, Nina Rysina, have failed a doping test they took this January.
According to the test results, the trio has been taking recombinant erythropoietin (EPO) – a performance-enhancing drug, classified as an erythropoiesis-stimulating agent.
It’s the same type of doping which led to a two-year disqualification of Russia’s most decorated biathletes, Albina Akhatova and Ekaterina Yurieva. They are now trying to appeal against that ban.