The international Olympic Committee announced new sanctions against Russian athletes who took anti-doping rule violation.
The Commission the IOC under the leadership of Denis Oswald decided to annul the results of four Russian skeleton sliders (Alexander Tretyakov, Elena Nikitina, Olga Potylitsina and Maria Orlova) at the Olympic games 2014 in Sochi. In addition, these athletes have received a life suspension from participation in the Olympic games.
Alexander Tretiakov at the Games-2014 in Sochi won the gold with 3:44,29. It is expected that the medal will be handed over to Latvian Martins Dukurs, the American Matthew Antoine won a silver medal, and Lett Thomas dumars will be the bronze medalist of the Olympic games.
Elena Nikitina in Sochi in the fight for the bronze by 0.04 seconds ahead of American Katie Alender that after the cancellation of the results of the Russians should get the award for third place.
Russia still holds the lead in the medal standings of the 2014 Olympics (12 gold, 8 silver and 9 bronze), but the IOC has not yet announced the results of the investigation by members of the national team of Russia on biathlon.
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