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Maxim Vylegzhanin Headlines Four More Russian XC Skiers Banned for Doping at Sochi 2014


November 09, 2017 – Three-time silver medalist, Maxim Vylegzhanin, headlines four more Russian cross-country skiers now banned by the International Olympic Committee from all future Olympics as a result of being found guilty of doping at the 2014 Sochi Games. The cases against the Russians were built on evidence of a state doping conspiracy as detailed by World Anti-Doping Agency investigator Richard McLaren.

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The news follows the recent bans of Alexander Legkov, who won gold in the 50-kilometre race ahead of Vylegzhanin in a Russian sweep, and Evgeny Belov meaning six Russian xc skiers have now been found guilty of doping. According to Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov promises legal support for the banned athletes who intend to fight the bans while Russian President Vladimir Putin disputes the bans adding that American interests are trying to use doping scandals to discredit his government. While not confirmed, Putin is expected to run for re-election next March – read more here.

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