Russia loses 2 more Olympic silver medals because of doping

Friday, December 22, 2017

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) Russia has lost two more Olympic medals from Sochi because of doping.

The International Olympic Committee ruled on the last 11 of 46 current doping cases and says all have been disqualified from the Sochi Games and banned from the Olympics for life.

The athletes, in five different sports, include Albert Demchenko, the silver medalist in men's luge and mixed team luge.

A second member of the mixed team, Tatiana Ivanova, has also been also disqualified for taking part in organized doping.

Lugers from Italy, Germany, Latvia and Canada are set to be upgraded in the medals.

Two cross-country skiers disqualified Friday, Nikita Kryukov and Alexander Bessmertnykh, already lost team event medals in recent weeks when other Russians were disqualified.

Of the 46 hearings, three athletes were cleared.