Olympic officials will discuss samples from a number of unnamed athletes who tested positive for doping during the Games when the IOC Executive Board gathers for a meeting in Switzerland next week.
Oh, one important note: the samples are from 2004.
Now that the IOC has more sophisticated means of testing for banned substances they’ve gone back in the annals and, in July, found five new cheating Olympians who previously skated under the radar.
No word yet on who it was who committed the crime, but we imagine a 13th place finisher isn’t being called to the carpet after eight years escaping detection.
The IOC has an eight-year statute of limitations on changing results and revoking medals, but that precedent might soon change now that Lance Armstrong’s road cycling bronze from 2000 is being investigated after the famous cyclist had his seven Tour de France titles taken away by the U.S. Anti-doping agency.
QUEBEC CITY (AP) — Brianna Decker scored twice to help the U.S. women’s hockey team open its pre-Olympic exhibition schedule with a 5-2 victory over Canada on Sunday.
Hilary Knight, Annie Pankowski and Alex Carpenter also scored for the Americans.
Meghan Agosta and Jillian Saulnier scored for Canada.
The teams will meet again Wednesday night in Boston. Canada has won four straight Olympic titles, and the U.S. has claimed seven of the last eight world championships.
Lindsey Vonn’s top rival for downhill gold is in danger of missing the upcoming Olympics.
Ilka Stuhec, a world champion Alpine skier from Slovenia, suffered a torn ACL after a practice crash in Austria this weekend.
Stuhec had become a strong medal favorite for PyeongChang after winning FIS World Cup titles in downhill and Alpine combined last season. She also won a gold medal in downhill at the 2017 World Championships, where Vonn placed third.
According to a post on the FIS website, surgery is set for this Wednesday, with more information to come after that. But preliminary reports suggest that she is likely to miss the Olympics.
“For now it looks like Ilka Stuhec will have to miss a large part or maybe the whole World Cup season, including the Winter Olympic Games in South Korea,” a spokesperson for Struhec told Reuters.
In a tweet, Struhec acknowledged that she would be sidelined “for a few months.”
The Olympics start in less than four months.