Russia loses 2 more Olympic silver medals because of doping

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ LATEST STORIES Read Next Luge officials have maintained that their sport is clean, even while bobsled and skeleton — the other Olympic sliding sports — have been dealing with the aftereffects of the state-sponsored Sochi doping program for some time. Russia has lost two bobsled gold medals from Sochi in the IOC decisions on doping, a gold medal in skeleton, a bronze in women’s skeleton and now two silvers from luge.“We’ve heard for so long that luge doesn’t have a problem and everything’s fine and blah blah blah,” Hamlin said. “And now everything’s going to be questioned.”Two cross-country skiers disqualified Friday, Nikita Kryukov and Alexander Bessmertnykh, already lost team event medals in recent weeks when other Russians were disqualified.Of the 46 hearings, three athletes were cleared.ADVERTISEMENT Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed View comments Bolts turn back Elite 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasacenter_img In this file photo Alexander Zubkov of Russia carries the national flag as he leads the team during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. APLAUSANNE, Switzerland — Russia has lost two more Olympic medals from Sochi because of doping, and luge has now been touched by the scandal for the first time.Albert Demchenko, a luger who won two silver medals at the Sochi Games, was among 11 athletes disqualified by the International Olympic Committee on Friday (Saturday Manila time) and banned from the games for life.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Demchenko won silver in men’s luge and as part of the team relay. Also banned was Tatiana Ivanova, who was also part of the team relay.They were among the last 11 rulings on the 46 current doping cases reviewed by the IOC. Lugers from Italy, Germany, Latvia and Canada are set to be upgraded in the medals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe International Luge Federation had no immediate comment about the IOC decisions. FIL President Josef Fendt said in recent weeks that he believes the Russians sliding now are clean — a comment that was appreciated by Demchenko, who is now a coach within the Russian federation.“On one page, it makes you question everything that their entire program has done,” said 2014 Olympic women’s bronze medalist Erin Hamlin of the U.S., whose medal placing will not be affected by Friday’s decisions. “At the same time, I beat a lot of them. So you know what? It didn’t work. And in that sense it’s extra-satisfying. But questions it all, not just the Olympics, and that stinks.”last_img

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