Athletics

SA Olympic medallist faces doping probe

Henri Schoeman (Delly Carr / ITU media)
Henri Schoeman (Delly Carr / ITU media)

Paris - World Triathlon bosses have opened a doping investigation against South African Olympic medallist Henri Schoeman. 

Russian hacking group Fancy Bears have claimed the 26-year-old tested positive for the banned glucocorticoid prednisolone during the Games in Rio last year, where he took bronze. 

The International Triathlon Union said in a statement that it had been informed about the allegations against Schoeman and immediately launched an investigation, with the athlete's co-operation.

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