Two more Russian Sochi Winter Olympians stripped of golds

Two more Russian bobsleighers from the Russian-hosted 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics have been stripped of their gold medals for doping, the IOC said on Monday.

The IOC has also published new decisions from the Oswald Commission hearings, which are being conducted in the context of the Sochi 2014 forensic and analytic doping investigations.   -  AP

Two more Russian bobsleighers from the Russian-hosted 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics have been stripped of their gold medals for doping, the IOC said on Monday.

Aleksei Negodailo and Dmitrii Trunenkov were members of the same four-man bobsleigh team as Alexander Zubkov, Russia's flag carrier at the Games, who had his medal stripped on Friday. The IOC has also taken away the team's title.

The IOC published new decisions from the Oswald Commission hearings, which are being conducted in the context of the Sochi 2014 forensic and analytic doping investigations. The IOC has also published the first full decision including the reasoning of the Disciplinary Commission, related to the case of Russian cross country skier and Sochi 2014 gold and silver medallist Alexander Legkov.

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Sergei Chudinov, Aleksei Negodailo, Dmitrii Trunenkov, Yana Romanova and Olga Vilukhina were found to have committed anti-doping rule violations pursuant to Article 2 of The International Olympic Committee Anti-Doping Rules applicable to the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, in 2014, and are disqualified from the events in which they participated.

In addition, the five athletes are declared ineligible to be accredited in any capacity for all editions of the Games of the Olympiad and the Olympic Winter Games subsequent to the Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014.

More hearings concerning other athletes will be held over the next few weeks.

(With inputs from AFP)