Biathlete Loginov left Italy, where he opened a criminal case

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Biathlete Alexander Loginov has returned to Russia from the world Cup in Italian Antholz, where he and his personal coach Alexander Kasperovich opened a criminal case on suspicion in transportation and distribution of doping. In Italy it is a criminal offense.

logins flew to Moscow late Sunday evening. According to him, from Moscow athlete went home to Saratov. The coach will return home on Monday morning, reports TASS.

on Saturday, Italian police raided the hotel of the Russian team after the request of the International biathlon Union (IBU).

the Treatment in law enforcement was due to the fact that Kasperovich was at the world Cup is its accreditation. Loginov and his coach six years ago was involved in doping violations, for this reason, the use of foreign accreditation have raised suspicions.

because the searches Loginov refused to fight in the last race at the world Championships in the mass start. Earlier in the tournament the 28-year-old athlete won gold in the sprint and bronze in the pursuit.

As reported TASS the lawyer Loginov and Kasperovich zoeggeler of Johann, a criminal case could be closed before the court.

“the Prosecutor’s office opened a case, it is, but now there is only a consequence. No question of the court is not, at the moment there is an inquiry. Of course, after the investigation, the case can be closed (archived)”, – said the lawyer.

According to preliminary data, the police did not find evidence to support the use Loginov doping.

“to come in with a search warrant, necessarydim sum official document. Prosecutor’s office has written a paper, and on its basis a criminal case where the police has the right to carry out searches. If nothing is proved, nothing is. As we have explained, that if the investigation finds nothing, then the case will be closed. If there are any facts, then the actions will continue,” – said in an interview with RIA “news” the President of the Russian biathlon Union (RBU) Vladimir Drachev.