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COC 'encouraged' by ruling
Canadian Olympic Committee president Tricia Smith was pleased with the decision to ban Russia.
"We are encouraged and hopeful that the sanctions announced today by the International Olympic Committee [IOC] will bring forward positive change for clean and ethical sport," Smith said in a statement.
Chris Overholt, the CEO and secretary general of the COC, added that "the IOC has done essential work on this issue today. The Canadian Olympic Committee will continue its efforts in collaborating with Canadian and world leaders for clean sport."
Canada's Beckie Scott lauds Russian Olympic ban
Schmid's report included a 50-page sworn affidavit from Rodchenkov, who was also a key witness for McLaren and an IOC disciplinary commission.
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Tretiyakov is the second Russian to have his Sochi gold medal taken away, joining cross-country skier Alexander Legkov. Nikitina won a bronze medal. Both sliders, who were seen as medal contenders at next year’s PyeongChang Winter Games, also are banned from future Olympics.
[Russia spent $50 billion on the Sochi Olympics. It might actually have been worth it.]
Barring an appeal, two Americans will move up in the final skeleton results from 2014, with Matthew Antoine improving from bronze to silver in the men’s competition and Katie Uhlaender moving from fourth to the bronze medal in the women’s. Uhlaender missed out on the bronze by 0.04 of a second and said earlier this month she was still coming to grips with the thought of becoming an Olympic medalist 3 1/2 years after the fact.