Scandal in the cycling as Russian rider Baranova sent home over failed drugs text
16:20 GMT, 3 August 2012
Russian track cyclist Victoria Baranova has been sent home from the Olympics after it failed a pre-Olympics drugs test for testosterone.
Baranova was due to take part in the keirin at the Velodrome at the Olympic Park this weekend, but is already back in her homeland.
Getting on with business: Olympic cycling continued on Friday despite the announcement that Russian rider Victoria Baranova has been sent home over a failed drugs test
An International Cycling Union spokesman said: 'It is the result of a test carried out by the IOC before the Games. She has admitted to taking a banned substance and was sent home two or three days ago.
'We have been working closely with the IOC and we are very happy with this collaboration, which strengthens our fight against doping.'