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  • 5 more Russians disqualified for doping at Sochi Olympics

  • Another five Russians have been disqualified for doping at the Sochi Winter Olympics, among them winners of gold and silver medals. They bring to 19 the number of Russians who have committed anti-doping violations, and 12 medals stripped from 10 athletes.

, FILE - In this file photo dated Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, Sergei Chudinov of Russia during the men's skeleton competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. Sergei Chudinov placed fifth in skeleton at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, but has failed a doping test and according to an IOC statement issued Monday Nov. 27, 2017, Chudinov is banned from all future Olympics. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara, FILE)

27 of November 2017 20:24:54

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Another five Russians were disqualified for doping at the Sochi Winter Olympics on Monday, among them winners of gold and silver medals.

They bring to 19 the number of Russians who have committed anti-doping violations, and 12 medals stripped from 10 athletes.

The latest cases involved Aleksei Negodailo and Dmitrii Trunenkov, members of the gold medal-winning four-man bobsled; Yana Romanova, the silver medalist in the 4x6-kilometer women's biathlon relay; Olga Vilukhina, the silver medalist in the same relay and 7.5-kilometer biathlon; and Sergei Chudinov, who was fifth in skeleton.

The Russian Bobsleigh Federation said in a statement the decision to disqualify Negodailo, Trunenkov, and Chudinov was "the height of injustice" that lacked legal basis, and promised to contest it in court.

All five were also banned from all Olympics, the IOC said in a statement.


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