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IOC ban four Russian skeleton athletes for life over Sochi doping

The other athletes banned are Sochi bronze-medal winner Elena Nikitina, Maria Orlova and Olga Potylitsyna, the International Olympic Committee said.

By: Reuters | Moscow | Updated: November 22, 2017 6:59:47 pm
International Olympic Committee, Russian skeleton athletes, Elena Nikitina, Sochi International Olympic Committee said on Wednesday it had banned four Russian skeleton athletes. (Source: File)

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Wednesday it had banned four Russian skeleton athletes, including defending Olympic champion Alexander Tretyakov, from the Olympics for life over doping violations at the 2014 Sochi Games.

The other athletes banned are Sochi bronze-medal winner Elena Nikitina, Maria Orlova and Olga Potylitsyna, the IOC said.

The IOC also said it had disqualified from the athletes from Sochi, effectively stripping Tretyakov and Nikitina of their Olympic medals.

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