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Alexey Voevoda banned for life for doping at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games

Alexander Zubkov and Alexey Voevoda – Sochi 2014
Alexander Zubkov and Alexey Voevoda – Sochi 2014

UPDATE (30 January 2019) ► Alexey Voevoda: No Lifetime Ban, Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) decision

 was banned for life for doping at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games. If you really want to understand why, you have to watch the Icarus (2017) documentary.

I added Alexey to the List of doping cases in Armwrestling, although the ban was not for doping in armwrestling events.

” Russian double Olympic gold medalist Alexey Voevoda has been banned for life for doping at the 2014 Winter Games.

Voevoda, 37, won in the four-man and two-man bobsleigh in Sochi.

But Russia was already disqualified from both events after Voevoda’s team-mate Alexander Zubkov was also banned for doping in November.

The International Olympic Committee’s decision means 32 Russian athletes have been banned for life for doping violations at Sochi 2014.

Russia has been banned from the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang for “systematic manipulation” of the anti-doping system detailed in the McLaren Report.

Russian Sochi Olympians banned
Gold medallists

Alexander Legkov, 50km cross country

Aleksei Negodailo, four-man bobsleigh

Aleksandr Tretiakov, skeleton

Dmitry Trunenkov, four-man bobsleigh

Aleksandr Zubkov, two-man and four-man bobsleigh

Alexey Voevoda, two-man and four-man bobsleigh

Silver medallists

Olga Fatkulina, 500m speed skating

Yana Romanova, biathlon relay

Olga Zaytseva, biathlon relay

Olga Vilukhina, biathlon relay and 7.5km biathlon

Maksim Vylegzhanin, 50km cross country

Men’s 4x10km cross country

Men’s team sprint classic cross country

Bronze medallists

Elena Nikitina, women’s skeleton


Evgeniy Belov, cross country

Yuliia Ivanova, cross country

Sergei Chudinov, skeleton

Alexey Petukhov, cross country

Evgeniya Shapovalova, cross country

Maria Orlova, skeleton

Olga Potylitsyna, skeleton

Olga Stulneva, bobsleigh

Alexander Rumyantsev, speed skater

Yulia Chekaleva, cross country

Anastasia Dotsenko, cross country

Aleksandr Kasyanov, four-man bobsleigh

Ilvir Khuzin, four-man bobsleigh

Aleksei Pushkarev, four-man bobsleigh

Anna Dyubanok, ice hockey

Ekaterina Lebedeva, ice hockey

Yekaterina Pashkevich, ice hockey

Anna Shibanova, ice hockey

Yekaterina Smolentseva, ice hockey

Galina Skiba, ice hockey ”

Source: BBC

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