Russian athletes caught in doping scandal, in no hurry to part with the medalsUncategorized February 15, 2017
As reported in the International Olympic Committee, as of the end of January 2017 not a single Russian Olympian who became a participant in the doping scandal, did not return the medals. The only athlete who gave the IOC the medal in the past year – athlete Anton Kokorin. However, he was not a participant in a doping scandal, reports “Диалог.UA”.
Anton Kokorin won the bronze medal in the relay 4 × 400 meters in Beijing. The medal he had resolved to select, as doping Denis Alexeev, with whom Kokorin was on the same team. In the all-Russian athletics Federation said that the newsletter was done in November of last year, but athlete, no one responded to the call to return the medal.
Because of doping scandal Russia should return to the IOC 18 medals: 13 were received at the Olympic games in Beijing in 2008, and the rest at the Olympics in London in 2012.
We will remind, the Russian athlete Maria Savinov-Farnosova because of doping, was disqualified for four years and demanded the return of Olympic gold, which she received in 2012. And those caught doping Antonina Krivoshapko allowed the Ukrainian begonias to climb to third place and become the bronze medalists of the 2012 Olympics.