Russian Olympians ignored order of IOC to return medals


Not a single Russian athlete who were stripped of Olympic medals after double-checking of the results of doping tests returned the award to the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

This was reported by the head of the legal department of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) Alexandra Brilliantova, quoted by TASS.

“None of the Russian athletes, whose results at the Olympics were nullified by the IOC, has followed the example of Usain Bolt and returned their award by today,” said Brilliantova.

On January 25 IOC stripped Russian athlete Tatyana Lebedeva of two silver medals from the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. As a result of re-checking her doping samples, traces of Turinabol were found. At the same day the organization announced that Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt was stripped of the gold medal of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing in the 4 x 100 meters relay after doping was detected in a sample of his team-mate Nesta Carter. Bolt returned his medal two days after.

IOC rechecked doping samples from the Olympics in Beijing and London. As a result, 1243 samples were rechecked, 98 of them were positive. The Russian national team at the moment was stripped of 13 medals of the Olympics 2008 and 5 medals from 2012.

Source: Lenta.Ru