Russian athletes found guilty of doping ingestion return one of twenty-three medals
MOSCOW, February 16 (RAPSI) – Russian athletes, who were found guilty of doping ingestion by the Disciplinary Commission of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), returned only one of twenty-three Olympic medals, All-Russia Athletic Federation (ARAF) announced on Thursday.
After additional testing of samples provided by Russian athletes for Olympic Games in Beijing and London the Disciplinary Commission found several of them guilty of ingesting doping. According to rules, such athletes as well as all of their relay race teammates must return medals and Olympic paraphernalia. Overall, twenty-three medals should be returned.
At the moment, only Anton Kokorin, participant of one of the Beijing Olympic Games’ relay races did return the medal, ARAF announced. The Federation noted that Kokorin did not ingest doping himself but his teammate Denis Alekseyev was found guilty and therefore, along with rest of the team, had to return the medal, which he did in December 2016. The Federation called other athletes to follow his example and follow the IOC rules.