Posts tagged as disqualified

Lithuanian swimmer Meilutyte gets disqualified by FINA for two years

Friday, July 26, 2019

Lithuania’s retired swimming start Ruta Meilutyte has been disqualified by the International Swimming Federation (FINA) for two years for the violation of the doping rules, informed LETA/BNS. The Lithuanian athlete breached the World Anti-Doping Code’s articles under which doping control officers failed to find her in the stated location three times within a period of 12 months. Under World Anti-Doping Code and Lithuania’s anti-doping rules, athletes are required to provide…

Afghan special forces sent to bolster threatened city defenses

Monday, August 13, 2018

Afghan security forces backed by U.S. advisers and air strikes fought on Monday to drive Taliban fighters out of the embattled city of Ghazni, where hundreds of people have been killed or wounded during four days of fighting. The Taliban attack on Ghazni, a strategic center on the main highway linking the capital Kabul with southern Afghanistan, is a blow to President Ashraf Ghani weeks before parliamentary elections are due…