Russia loses first place in 2014 Olympics due to doping

Source : 112 Ukraine

Recently WADA banned Russia from participating in world sporting events because of the doping scandal
08:37, 16 February 2020

The International Biathlon Union (IBU) found Russian athletes Yevgeniy Ustyugov and Svetlana Sleptsova guilty of using doping. It is reported by Sport-Express.

The IBU has nullified Ustyugov’s results since August 27, 2013. Thus, he lost the gold medal of the Olympic Games in Sochi in 2014. The results of Svetlana Sleptsova are canceled from March 22, 2013.

After Ustyugov’s disqualification, Russia again lost the first place in the overall standings of the home Olympics. In 2016, Canadian professor Richard McLaren presented a report on the systemic use of doping by Russian athletes. After the first “wave” of disqualification, Russia lost the leadership of Sochi-2014. Later, some of them were restored through the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne.

We also recall that recently WADA banned Russia from participating in world sporting events because of the doping scandal. For four years, Russian athletes will not be able to participate under their own flag in the Olympic Games and World Championships.

Related: WADA could suspend Russia from certain sport competitions due to doping scandal

Earlier Ukrainian athlete Oleksiy Torokhtiy was forced to give up his gold medal that he won in the Summer Olympics in London in 2012. The reason is the positive test result for doping. The International Olympic Committee made the respective decision.

"Oleksiy TOROKHTIY, 33, of Ukraine, competing in the men’s 105kg weightlifting event in which he ranked 1st and was awarded the gold medal, has been disqualified from the Olympic Games London 2012. Re-analysis of Torokhtiy’s samples from London 2012 resulted in a positive test for the prohibited substances Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone", reads the message.

Related: Russia’s doping violations are cheating its own athletes

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