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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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‘Rodchenkov was turned when he worked in Canada’ – Russian Skiing Federation chief Elena Valbe

The president of Russia’s Cross-Country Skiing Federation, Yelena Valbe, thinks that former Moscow Anti-Doping Laboratory head Grigory Rodcehnkov was recruited by foreign special services while working in Canada. Fugitive doctor Rodchenkov, whose testimony formed the basis of the anti-Russian Olympic campaign, has become a hot topic once again with the Winter Games underway in South Korea. Last weekend he was ...

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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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IOC ‘banned best Russian athletes, doesn’t want Russia to perform well’ – skiing coach Markus Cramer

The International Olympic Committee’s decision to ban leading Russian athletes from the 2018 Winter Games without any proof might be an “unfair” attempt to degrade Russia, according to Markus Cramer, the Russian skiing team coach. “That decision was taken without any evidence by the IOC,” Cramer told RT’s video agency Ruptly, referring to the Olympic body’s decision to exclude some ...

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‘Disturbing decision, no evidence’ – French skiing outlet on reports of more Russian Olympic bans

French sports news outlet Ski-nordique has condemned the International Olympic Committee’s reported decision to exclude leading Russian athletes from the 2018 PyeongChang Games, stressing no evidence of guilt has been presented. In an article titled “Shipulin et Ustiugov privés de JO” (Shipulin and Ustiugov excluded from the Olympic Games), journalist Mirko Hominal slammed the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Invitation Review ...

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‘It’s crazy to decide Russian case on evidence from just one guy’ – skiing coach Markus Cramer

Published time: 7 Dec, 2017 18:07 Edited time: 7 Dec, 2017 18:08 German skiing coach, Markus Cramer, who currently trains Russian Olympic team, has shares his thoughts on the recent decision of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), which has practically banned Russian flag and national anthem at the Games in PyeongChang. On Tuesday, the IOC suspended the Russian Olympic Committee ...

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Why no-one should believe in 'Russian doping' in skiing, according to star coach Markus Cramer

It’s bitterly cold on top of the hill overlooking the Swedish town of Gallivare. However, inside the hotel perched on top of that hill one man is fuming hot. “There is no doping – only the hard work they do. They are really motivated and work really, really hard. The skiers are subjected to so many doping tests – before, ...

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'We’ll fight to the last drop of blood' – Russia’s cross-country skiing president on IOC ban

The president of Russia’s Cross-Country Skiing Federation, Elena Valbe, insists her organisation will “fight until the last drop of blood” to protect the athletes who received life bans from the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Six Russian skiers, including Sochi Olympic champion Alexander Legkov, and 3-time Olympic silver medalist Maxim Vylegzhanin were slapped with life bans by the IOC. They also ...

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Texas woman's body found after she was jet skiing in Belize

The body of a 28-year-old Texas woman was found in Belize one day after she went missing while jet skiing. Rickilee Mercer was last seen on Tuesday with a man she apparently met on her trip, according to the Houston Chronicle. “They were thrown off the jet ski and the current ripped them apart,” family friend Kelsey Horner told the ...

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