The 46-year-old skiskydningslegende Ole Einar Bjørndalen extends maybe its OL-medaljesamling to 14 medals, although it is two years since he stopped his active career.
Along with the rest of the Norwegian stafethold he stands to get an OLYMPIC bronze medal from the winter games in Sochi in 2014, after The International Skiskydningsforbund (IBU) on Saturday cancelled the Russian achievements in the competition.
It makes the connected, because the a test from 2014 has shown that Evgeny Ustyugov, who was part of the Russian team, was dopet. The test showed traces of steroids, and therefore all his results from 2013 and 2014 canceled.
Svetlana Sleptsova has been tested positive. She has used the banned substance ostarine, and therefore her results from 2013 and 2014 are also cancelled.
The last word is hardly said in the case yet, and the norwegians must probably await to get a medal more in the mail.
If the two convicted skiskytter disagree in the IBU's decision, they may refer the matter to The International court of arbitration for sport (CAS).
The coming of the russians to, say, the president of Russia's Skiskydningsforbund news agency Tass.
- They have 21 days to appeal the decision, and they are going to use their right to do so, says Vladimir Drachev.
Is the cancellation of the Russian gold by power, being Norway at the same time, the nation that won the most gold medals at the OLYMPICS in Sochi.
the Norwegians won 11 contests, while the russians in the event of a confirmation of the IBU's decision comes down on the ten gold medals. The russians have previously lost two OLYMPIC gold medals in bobsleigh.
the Winter OLYMPICS in Sochi was the home of a major doping incident, it appeared on the back edge. The games were heavily influenced by a state-controlled Russian dopingprogram. During the games was potentially positive drug testing swapped out with the pure samples.
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