Alexander Butko accepts FIVB's ban-Xinhua

Alexander Butko accepts FIVB's ban

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2022-11-25 08:41:45

GENEVA, Nov. 24 (Xinhua) -- Volleyball player Alexander Butko of Russia has acknowledged taking a prohibited substance in a competition in 2014 and accepted a ban from the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB), world volleyball's governing body announced on Thursday.

Trimetazidine was found in Buko's sample taken during an in-competition test on April 30, 2014, during the Russian National Volleyball Championships.

FIVB imposed a 15-month sanction starting on January 1, 2022 and ending on March 31, 2023.