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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12-year-old skateboarders earn medals at world championships

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At the world skateboarding championships, 12-year-olds Chloe Covell from Australia and Onodera Ginwoo from Japan earned silver and bronze medals, respectively, in Sunday’s street finals.

In the women’s event, Covell took silver behind Brazilian 15-year-old Rayssa Leal, who was a silver medalist herself at the Tokyo Games.

Frenchman Aurélien Giraud, a 25-year-old who was sixth in skateboarding’s Olympic debut in Tokyo, won the men’s final in the United Arab Emirates. Ginwoo was third behind Portugal’s Gustavo Ribeiro.

The top Americans were Olympic men’s bronze medalist Jagger Eaton in sixth and 15-year-old Paige Heyn in seventh in the women’s event.

Nyjah Huston, a six-time world champion who placed seventh in Tokyo, missed worlds after August surgery for an ACL tear.

Up to three men and three women per nation can qualify per event (street and park) for the 2024 Paris Games. World rankings come June 2024 determine which Americans qualify.

In Tokyo, four of the 12 skateboarding medalists were ages 12 or 13.

Japan’s Kokona Hiraki, then 12, won silver in women’s park to become the youngest Olympic medalist since 1936, according to Olympedia.org. Japan’s Momiji Nishiya, then 13, won women’s street and became the youngest gold medalist in an individual event since 1936.

Worlds conclude this week with the men’s and women’s park events. The finals are Saturday.

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Francesco Friedrich, most decorated bobsledder in history, rebounds for 12th world title

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A week after his first major championships defeat in seven years, German Francesco Friedrich returned to his winning ways to close the world bobsled championships on Sunday.

Friedrich’s four-man sled won the world title by 69 hundredths of a second over British and Latvian sleds that tied for silver, combining times from four runs over the last two days in St. Moritz, Switzerland. It marked Great Britain’s first world championships men’s bobsled medal since 1966.

Geoff Gadbois drove the lone U.S. sled in the field, finishing 18th.

Friedrich, the most decorated bobsledder in history, extended his records with a fifth consecutive world four-man title and 12th world championship between two- and four-man events.

Germany swept all four titles at bobsled worlds with four different drivers taking gold.

Friedrich had won 12 consecutive Olympic or world titles before taking two-man silver at worlds last week in St. Moritz, Switzerland. He was dethroned in that event by countryman Johannes Lochner.

Friedrich has been hampered recently by a muscle injury from sprint training in late December. Going into worlds, Lochner had won four consecutive World Cup two-man races, while Hall won the last two World Cups in four-man.

Friedrich, 32, said before this season that he plans to make the 2026 Milan-Cortina Winter Games his final competition. Friedrich and push athlete Thorsten Margis can break the record of four career Olympic bobsled gold medals that they currently share with retired Germans Andre Lange and Kevin Kuske.

The World Cup season concludes with stops in Igls, Austria, and Sigulda, Latvia, the next two weekends.

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