The International Olympic Committee has sanctioned 11 more Russian athletes for breaking the anti-doping regulation during the Olympic Games in Sochi in 2014, according to their press service.
The list consists of speed skaters Ivan Skobrev and Artem Kuznetcov, lugers Tatyana Ivanova and Albert Demenchenko, cross-country skiers Nikita Kryukov, Alexander Bessmertnykh and Natalia Marveeva, Bobsledders Liudmila Udobkina and Maxim Belugin, ice hockey players Tatiana Burina and Anna Shchukina.
As a result, the athletes are disqualified from the events in which they participated. In addition, they are declared ineligible to be accredited in any capacity for all editions of the Games of the Olympiad and the Olympic Winter Games subsequent to the Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014.
The IOC also noted that the investigation is ongoing, so new cases could be opened. So far 46 cases were handled and three of them filed. Apart from that, the Russian athletes who pass the anti-doping test and weren’t found breaking the rules will be able to participate in the next Games, but cannot put any national symbols or the word ‘Russia’ on their uniforms – for the whole event’s period.