OLYMPICS

Russia To Lose Sochi Olympic Gold Medal In Doping Case

Feb 15, 2020, 2:59 PM | Updated: Jun 17, 2022, 12:00 am

Views around the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Park in the Costal Cluster on January 28, 2014 in Sochi,...

Views around the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Park in the Costal Cluster on January 28, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — Russia is set to lose a biathlon gold medal from the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics following a new doping ban for a leading athlete.

The International Biathlon Union has issued a two-year ban for Evgeny Ustyugov, citing evidence he used the banned steroid oxandrolone. He was part of the gold medal-winning men’s relay team six years ago.

His results from the 2013-14 season have been disqualified, including the Olympic victory.

The IBU also announced a similar two-year sanction for Russian Svetlana Sleptsova over the banned substance ostarine. She didn’t win any medals at Sochi.

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Russia To Lose Sochi Olympic Gold Medal In Doping Case