List of Russia Olympic medals stripped; new Sochi medal standings

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The count of Russian medals stripped is at 13 (out of 33) and athletes disqualified is at 43 in punishments for the nation’s doping scandal leading up to and during the Sochi Olympics.

The full list of disqualified athletes and stripped medals:

Olga Vilukhina (Biathlon) — Silver (7.5km sprint), Silver (4x6km relay)
Olga Zaitseva (Biathlon) — Silver (4.6km relay)
Yana Romanova
 (Biathlon) — Silver (4x6km relay)
Aleksandr Zubkov
(Bobsled) — Gold (four-man), Gold (two-man)
Alexey Voyevoda (Bobsled) — Gold (four-man), Gold (two-man)
Dmitry Trunenkov (Bobsled) — Gold (four-man)
Aleksey Negodaylo (Bobsled) — Gold (four-man)
Maxim Belugin (Bobsled)
Alexander Kasjanov (Bobsled)
Aleksey Pushkarev (Bobsled)
Ilvir Khuzin (Bobsled)
Olga Stulneva (Bobsled)
Lyudmila Udobkina (Bobsled)
Alexander Legkov (Cross-Country Skiing) — Gold (50km), Silver (4x10km relay)
Maxim Vylegzhanin (Cross-Country Skiing) — Silver (50km), Silver (4x10km relay), Silver (team sprint)
Nikita Kryukov (Cross-Country Skiing) — Silver (team sprint)
Alexander Bessmertnykh (Cross-Country Skiing) — Silver (4x10km relay)
Evgeniy Belov (Cross-Country Skiing)
Alexei Petukhov (Cross-Country Skiing)
Julia Ivanova (Cross-Country Skiing)
Natalya Matveyeva (Cross-Country Skiing)
Evgenia Shapovalova (Cross-Country Skiing)
Anastasia Dotsenko (Cross-Country Skiing)
Yulia Chekaleva (Cross-Country Skiing)
Inna Dyubanok (Hockey)
Yekaterina Lebedeva (Hockey)
Yekaterina Pashkevich (Hockey)
Anna Shibanova (Hockey)
Galina Skiba (Hockey)
Yekaterina Smolentseva
(Hockey)
Tatyana Burina (Hockey)
Anna Shchukina (Hockey)
Albert Demtschenko (Luge)
Tatyana Ivanova (Luge)
Aleksandr Tretiyakov (Skeleton) — Gold (men’s singles)
Elena Nikitina (Skeleton) — Bronze (women’s singles)
Sergei Chudinov (Skeleton)
Olga Potylitsina (Skeleton)
Maria Orlova (Skeleton)
Olga Fatkulina (Speed Skating) — Silver (500m)
Artem Kuznetcov (Speed Skating)
Aleksandr Rumyantsev (Speed Skating)
Ivan Skobrev (Speed Skating)

The original medal standings:

Rank Country Total Medals Gold Silver Bronze
1. Russia 33 13 11 9
2. USA 28 9 7 12
3. Norway 26 11 5 10
4. Canada 25 10 10 5
5. Netherlands 24 8 7 5

The current medal standings (no medals redistributed yet):

Rank Country Total Medals Gold Silver Bronze
1. USA 28 9 7 12
2. Norway 26 11 5 10
3. Canada 25 10 10 5
4. Netherlands 24 8 7 5
5. Russia 20 9 3 8

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South Korea’s first gold medalist of 2018 PyeongChang Olympics to compete for China

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Lim Hyo-Jun, a short track speed skater who won South Korea’s first gold medal of the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics, has been cleared to skate for China and was reportedly named to the national team Monday.

Lim, who won the 1500m on the first day of medal competition at the PyeongChang Games, began the process of switching to China after a June 2019 incident where he pulled down a teammate’s trousers, leaving him standing, exposed, in front of female teammates.

Lim, the 2019 World overall champion, was banned from the team for a year and later found guilty of sexual harassment before the verdict was overturned on appeal.

It was reported in March 2021 that Lim was in the process of trying to gain Chinese nationality to compete at the Beijing Winter Olympics, but Lim was not cleared to switch by the International Skating Union until this July. His Chinese name is Lin Xiaojun.

Another star South Korean skater, triple 2006 Olympic gold medalist Ahn Hyun-Soo, switched to Russia after not making the 2010 Olympic team. He then won three golds for the host nation as Viktor Ahn at the 2014 Sochi Games.

China’s national team for the upcoming season reportedly does not include veterans Wu Dajing, the nation’s lone gold medalist across all sports at the 2018 Olympics, and Fan Kexin, a three-time Olympic medalist.

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Brigid Kosgei, world record holder, to miss London Marathon

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World record holder Brigid Kosgei withdrew before Sunday’s London Marathon due to a right hamstring injury that has bothered her for the last month.

“My training has been up and down and not the way I would like to prepare to be in top condition,” was posted on Kosgei’s social media. “We’ve decided it’s best I withdraw from this year’s race and get further treatment on my injuries in order to enter 2023 stronger than ever.”

Kosgei, a 28-year-old Kenyan mother of twins, shattered the world record by 81 seconds at the 2019 Chicago Marathon. She clocked 2:14:04 to smash Brit Paula Radcliffe‘s record from 2003.

Since, Kosgei won the 2020 London Marathon, took silver at the Tokyo Olympics, placed fourth at the 2021 London Marathon and won this past March’s Tokyo Marathon in what was then the third-fastest time in history (2:16:02).

Ethiopian Tigist Assefa moved into the top three by winning the Berlin Marathon last Sunday in 2:15:37.

The London Marathon women’s field includes Kenyan Joyciline Jepkosgei, a winner in New York City (2019) and London (2021), and Yalemzerf Yehualaw, who was the Ethiopian record holder until Assefa won in Berlin.

The men’s field is headlined by Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele, the second-fastest male marathoner in history, and Brit Mo Farah, a four-time Olympic champion on the track.

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