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Russia to lose Sochi Olympic gold medal in new doping case

Sunday, February 16, 2020, 8:52 AM

Russia is set to lose a biathlon gold medal from the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in a new doping case. The International Biathlon Union on Saturday announced a two-year ban for Evgeny Ustyugov, who was part of the gold medal-winning men's relay team six years ago, citing evidence he used the banned steroid oxandrolone around the time of the Olympics.
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No protests at Tokyo Olympics, demands IOC chief Bach

Saturday, January 11, 2020, 1:40 PM

The head of the International-Olympic-Committee Thomas Bach insisted that protests should be kept-out of this year's Tokyo-Games, saying that Olympics should "unite" the world. In a meeting of the IOC in Lausanne, Bach stressed the "importance" of a series of recently-adopted directives designed to clarify what is banned and the sanctions for those not respecting the ban, established under Rule 50 of the Olympic-Charter.
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IWF provisionally suspends five Russian weightlifters

Wednesday, August 14, 2019, 5:48 PM

Five Russian weightlifters have been provisionally suspended for potential doping violations based on data retrieved from a Moscow laboratory, the sport's governing body has said. The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) said it suspended the athletes "in view of the severity of the asserted anti-doping rule violations and compelling nature of the evidence" it received from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).