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World records & medals: Russian athletes shine on day 15 in PyeongChang

The 15th competitive day at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics saw remarkable performances from a number of Russian athletes, who claimed two medals in skiing events and set new records in figure skating. The success for the Russians – competing as Olympic Athletes from Russia – was set by female figure skaters Evgenia Medvedeva and Alina Zagitova, who were unrivaled in ...

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‘It won't help me win medals’ – Russian curling star Bryzgalova on comparisons to Angelina Jolie

Russian curler Anastasia Bryzgalova, who won bronze in the mixed doubles together with her husband Alexander Krushelnitsky, said that while she was pleased to receive beauty compliments, she focuses on sports results. “Yes, it’s very pleasant (to receive compliments), but medals are not given for beauty,” she said in a recent interview with Russian website sportbox.ru. The 25-year-old Russian curler ...

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Сross-country skiing: Yulia Belorukova & Alexander Bolshunov win two medals for OAR

Olympic Athletes from Russia Yulia Belorukova and Alexander Bolshunov both finished third in their cross-country classic sprints, adding two more bronze medals for their team. Read more Belorukova finished third in the women’s classic race, winning the first medal for the OAR cross-country skiing team at the 2018 PyeongChang Games. Just minutes later, two-time world junior champion Bolshunov achieved the ...

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70% of Norwegian Olympic skiing medals won by asthmatics – Swedish documentary

Swedish public broadcaster SVT says 70 percent of Norwegian medals in Olympic skiing events were won by athletes diagnosed with asthma. The broadcaster carried out an investigation which also found that beta-2 stimulators, prescribed to treat bronchial asthma, could increase the muscle strength of athletes who use it. SVT reporters interviewed Peter Kallings, a veterinary and doping expert for the ...

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‘Asthma + TUE = Olympic medals’: Fancy Bears reveal formula of Western athletes’ success

Hacker group Fancy Bears has released emails obtained from the International Luge Federation (FIL) showing “widespread Therapeutic Use Exemptions [TUE]” and missed doping tests concerning a number of its athletes. TUEs, issued to athletes whose illness or health conditions require usage of a particular banned substance, have long been criticized by sports officials and athletes who insist that competitors with ...

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Russian athletes not giving up Olympic medals until doping proof presented – banned Sochi champ

Banned Russian athletes won’t be returning the Olympic medals they won at the Sochi 2014 Games until solid proof of doping violations is presented, Russian bobsledder Aleksandr Zubkov, who was stripped of two gold medals, said. “This is absurdity,” Zubkov said, commenting on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decision to strip him of his two- and four-man gold medals from ...

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IOC disqualifies 4 Russian skeleton athletes, strips Russia of more Olympic medals

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has stripped Russia of two more Olympic medals following disqualification of 4 skeleton athletes. Four Russian skeleton athletes, including Sochi Olympic champion, Aleksandr Tretyakov, have been slapped with life bans from competing in any future Winter Games and stripped of results demonstrated in Sochi. The IOC has ruled out to disqualify four representatives of the ...

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IOC annuls results of 4 Russian skiers, strips 2 more medals

Published time: 9 Nov, 2017 13:52 The results of four Russian skiers from the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games have been annulled by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Russia’s Cross-Country Skiing Federation president announced the verdict on Thursday. Alexey Petukhov and Maxim Vylegzhanin, along with two female teammates, Evgenia Shapovalova and Julia Ivanova, were stripped of their results from Sochi on ...

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