A four-year doping ban against Kamila Valieva was upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, but harsher punishment of Russia itself was wanted this time.
“The doping of children is evil and unforgivable, and doctors, coaches…found to have provided performance enhancing drugs…should be in prison.” —WADA President Witold Banka
Hannes Bjorninen scored 31 seconds into the third period to lift Finland past Russia.
Valieva wilted under the Olympic heat in titanic fashion, thereby allowing the 17-year-old Shcherbakova to win the gold.
“I really risked everything in the second run because I wanted not just the medal, I wanted the gold medal,” the Swiss champion said.
The 25-year-old becomes only the second Japanese to medal on both hills at the same Olympics, after Kazuyoshi Funaki in 1998 in Nagano.
The ruling in the CAS hearing could impact the medal results of the team event. If the Russian is disqualified, the United States would win the...
If the Russian Olympic Committee, which won the team event, is disqualified, the United States would get the gold medal, Japan the silver, and Canada the...