The first problematic gold medal of the Beijing Winter Olympics has been revealed by more than one of the world’s most powerful athletes

2022-05-20 0 By

According to the schedule of the Beijing Winter Olympics, a simple medal ceremony will be held at the end of each event and only the mascots will be presented.Then, on the second race day, MEDALS are handed out.However, there are exceptions to the rule, and on February 9, Beijing time, the figure skating team gold medal ceremony was postponed.It came suddenly and without warning.The Russian Olympic team won the gold medal with perfect performance in the competition that ended the day before.Originally, everyone expected Russia’s athletes to climb the podium that moment.Now, four Russian figure skaters, including Valieva, don’t even practice on the ice.The situation was so unusual that the International Olympic Committee and the International Skating Federation later said they had to postpone the medal ceremony for the team figure skating event at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics because of a new legal issue.Ioc spokesman Mark Adams said in a statement, “This is a very urgent matter and we cannot discuss further at this stage. We will keep you informed of the progress of the matter in due course.”In an interview, Olga, a spokesman for the Russian Figure skating Union, declined to discuss the situation further, saying only that the Russian Olympic team was waiting for official information.Doping in Russian sports has been repeatedly exposed in the past few years, and the Russian team has been banned from competing as a national team at world championships. At the Beijing Winter Olympics, Russia will only compete as a Russian Olympic team, unable to raise its flag or play its national anthem when it wins gold.In pyeongchang 2018, Russia finished third in the medal table with 10 golds, five silvers and eight bronzes.What has gone wrong with such a sporting powerhouse?According to Insidethegames, the Russian Olympic team has a doping problem!Inside the Games revealed that anti-doping authorities found marijuana in samples taken by Russian figure skaters during tests.Although the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has significantly weakened its sanctions against marijuana violations, those who break the rules can still be disqualified if they compete, which is the main reason for the postponement of the ceremony.Russian journalist Sergei Lisin also said he had received information that the detected substance was marijuana.According to the World Anti-Doping Organization (WADA), if two members of a team commit a doping violation, then,The event organizer shall impose penalties on the team such as deduction of points or results, disqualification from the event, or other sanctions.In soccer, for example, if only one player is found guilty of doping, the team’s score will not be revoked.The question may now turn to how many Russian figure skaters were found to have marijuana in their samples, but only one of them.