The IBU has confirmed the one-year suspension of Ukrainian biathlete Oksana Khvostenko due to a level of ephedrine above the limit, measured during after the Relay competition at the 2011 IBU World Championships.
In connection with this suspension the Ukraine Women’s Relay team has been stripped of the silver medal it had won. France has been awarded the silver and Belarus steps up to the podium to claim the bronze.
In addition to the relay results the suspension has affected the relay results and the nations cup results. See the IBU news release for more details.