The Executive Director of the London marathon, Nick Bitel threatened litigation all athletes, including Russian woman the Lily Shobukhova, disqualified for doping and who did not return the prize money for winning the competition.
On Monday, the World anti-doping Agency (WADA) has reduced the period of disqualification Shobukhova for violating anti-doping rules for 7 months. In the end, he was 2 years 7 months and expired on 23 August 2015.
Bitel said that the reduction of the period of Ineligibility is contrary to the rules of the IAFF, which state that one of the conditions for the lifting of restrictions on the participation of the athlete in the competition, disqualified for doping, is the return of the prize money.
The heads of the London and Chicago marathons, Shobukhova won about $1.5 million in the period from 2009 to 2011.
- Broke out in Russia doping scandal
In December 2014 at the German ARD TV documentary in which it was reported that the Russian athletes were systematically taken illegal drugs at the direction of their coaches, writes tass. According to the author of the film, Shobukhova, which was suspected anti-doping rule violation, paid 450 thousand euros to wfla allowed her to participate in the 2012 Olympic games.