03.11.2017 | IOC Sanctions Two Russian Athletes as Part of OSWALD Comission Findings

Today, the International olympic committee (IOC) has published the first conclusions from the Oswald commission hearings, which are being conducted in the context of the Sochi 2014 forensic and analytic doping investigations. As a result, the two russian athletes Alexander Legkov and Evgeniy Belov have been sanctioned. 

 

Decisions of the Disciplinary

Commission The IOC Disciplinary Commission, composed for this case of Mr Denis Oswald (Chairman), Mr Juan Antonio Samaranch and Mr Patrick Baumann, decided the following:

I. The Athlete, Alexander LEGKOV:

  a. is found to have committed anti-doping rule violations pursuant to Article 2 of The International Olympic Committee Anti-Doping Rules applicable to the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, in 2014;

  b. is disqualified from the events in which he participated upon the occasion of the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, in 2014, namely:

     i. the Men's 50km Cross Country Skiing Event, in which he ranked 1st and for which he was awarded a gold medal, a medallist pin and a diploma;

     ii. the Men's 4x10km Cross Country Skiing Event, in which he ranked 2nd and for which he was awarded a silver medal, a medallist pin and a diploma;

     iii. the Men's Skiathlon 15 + 15 km Mass Start Cross Country Skiing Event, in which he ranked 10th; c. has the medals, the medallist pins and the diplomas obtained in the above-mentioned Events withdrawn and is ordered to return the same to the International Olympic Committee.

II. The Russian Team is disqualified from the Men's 4x10km Cross Country Skiing Event. The corresponding medals, medallist pins and diplomas are withdrawn and shall be returned to the International Olympic Committee

III. The International Ski Federation is requested to modify the results of the above-mentioned events accordingly and to consider any further action within its own competence.

IV. Alexander LEGKOV is 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 Sochi Olympic Winter Games.

V. The Russian Olympic Committee shall ensure full implementation of this decision.

VI. The Russian Olympic Committee shall notably secure the return to the International Olympic Committee, as soon as possible, of the medals, the medallist pins and the diplomas awarded in connection with Men's 50km Cross Country Skiing Event to Alexander LEGKOV and the medals, the medallist pins and the diplomas awarded in connection with the Men's 4x10km Cross Country Skiing Event to the members of the Russian Team.

VII. This decision enters into force immediately.

The full decision is available here.

The IOC Disciplinary Commission, composed for this case of Mr Denis Oswald (Chairman), Mr Juan Antonio Samaranch and Mr Patrick Baumann, decided the following:

I. The Athlete, Evgeniy BELOV:

   a. is found to have committed anti-doping rules violations pursuant to Article 2 of The International Olympic Committee Anti-Doping Rules applicable to the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, in 2014;

  b. is disqualified from the events in which he participated upon the occasion of the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, in 2014, namely:

     i. the Men's Skiathlon 15 + 15 km Mass Start Cross Country Skiing Event, in which he ranked 18th;

     ii. the Men's 15km Classic Country Skiing Event, in which he ranked 25th;

II. The International Ski Federation is requested to modify the results of the above-mentioned events accordingly and to consider any further action within its own competence.

III. Evgeniy BELOV is 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 Sochi Olympic Winter Games.

IV. The Russian Olympic Committee shall ensure full implementation of this decision.

V. This decision enters into force immediately.

The full decision is available here.

 

 Source: www.olympic.org