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Russia slides to 2nd in unofficial Sochi Olympics medal tally after 2 bobsled golds taken away


Russia has lost first place in the overall medal count of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi after the country was deprived of two gold medals in bobsled by the International Olympic Committee.

Russia topped the overall medal table in Sochi with 13 gold, 11 silver and 9 bronze medals, while Norway finished the Games in second place with 11 gold, 5 silver and 10 bronze medals, followed by Canada and the US.

On Friday, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said that Russian bobsledder Aleksandr Zubkov was stripped of his two 2014 gold medals for violation of anti-doping regulations. Zubkov, who already retired from sports and is now the head of Russian Bobsleigh Federation, has been also handed a life ban from the Olympics.


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