2 Rus­sian skiers dis­qual­i­fied

The Myanmar Times - Weekend - - Sport -

Geneva — In a land­mark ver­dict that in­di­cates Rus­sia con­spired to run a dop­ing pro­gram at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, a cross-coun­try skier who won a gold medal was dis­qual­i­fied by the IOC on Wed­nes­day.

All re­sults for Alexan­der Legkov in Sochi were wiped from the record and he was banned for life from at­tend­ing an­other Olympics.

A second Rus­sian cross­coun­try skier was also dis­qual­i­fied and banned by the In­ter­na­tional Olympic Com­mit­tee on Wed­nes­day, while cases im­pli­cat­ing 26 more Rus­sian ath­letes in a Sochi dop­ing con­spir­acy are pend­ing.

With calls to ban Rus­sia’s team from next year’s Pyeongchang Olympics likely to in­crease, the IOC’S ex­ec­u­tive board will meet next month to dis­cuss the mat­ter.

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