Today, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has published new decisions from the Oswald Commission hearings, which are being conducted in the context of the Sochi 2014 forensic and analytic doping investigations. As a result, two Russian bobsledders, Olga STULNEVA and Sochi 2014 gold medallist Aleksandr ZUBKOV, and two Russian speed skaters, Sochi 2014 silver medallist Olga FATKULINA and Aleksander RUMYANTSEV, have been sanctioned.
More hearings concerning other athletes will be held over the next few weeks.
The IOC Disciplinary Commission, composed for these four cases of Mr Denis Oswald (Chairman), Mr Juan Antonio Samaranch and Mr Tony Estanguet, decided the following:
Olga STULNEVA, Aleksandr ZUBKOV, Olga FATKULINA and Aleksander RUMYANTSEV are 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, and are disqualified from the events in which they participated. In addition, the four athletes are 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 Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014.