Russia at the 2014 Winter Olympics

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Russia at the
2014 Winter Olympics
Flag of Russia.svg
IOC codeRUS
NOCRussian Olympic Committee
Websitewww.roc.ru (in Russian)
in Sochi
Competitors232 in 15 [1] sports
Flag bearer Aleksandr Zubkov (opening)[2]
Maxim Trankov (closing)[3]
Medals
Ranked 1st
Gold
11
Silver
9
Bronze
9
Total
29
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Russian Empire (1900–1912)
 Soviet Union (1952–1988)
 Unified Team (1992)
 Olympic Athletes from Russia (2018)

Russia competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, from 7 to 23 February 2014 as the host nation. As host, Russia participated in all 15 sports, with a team consisting of 232 athletes.[1] It is Russia's largest Winter Olympics team to date.

In preparation for the Games Russian Olympic Committee naturalized a Korean-born short-track speed-skater Ahn Hyun-soo and an American-born snowboarder Vic Wild. They won a total of 5 golds and 1 bronze in Sochi.

Russia's medal count in 2014, 33 (before doping disqualifications), was its highest ever in the Winter Olympics, improving on the 1994 Games, when the Russian team earned 23 medals overall, also beating the Soviet Union's best medal count ever at the Winter Olympics.

Bobsledder Aleksandr Zubkov was the flag bearer of the Russian team in the Parade of Nations during the opening ceremony.

Following the Games, it was discovered that Russia's performance has been aided by a wider state-sponsored doping program. On December 9, 2016 Canadian lawyer Richard McLaren published the second part of his independent report. The investigation found that from 2011 to 2015, more than 1,000 Russian competitors in various sports (including summer, winter, and Paralympic sports) benefited from the cover-up.[4][5][6]

At the end of 2017, IOC disqualified 43 Russian athletes and stripped Russia from 13 Sochi medals on doping accusations, but Court of Arbitration for Sport nullified 28 out of 43 disqualifications because of insufficient evidence and returned 9 out of 13 medals.[7] In particular, on November 1, 2017 cross-country skiers Evgeniy Belov and gold and silver medalist Alexander Legkov became the first athletes to be disqualified for doping violations after an investigation was completed.[8] Four more were disqualified on November 9, 2017 when Maksim Vylegzhanin, Evgenia Shapovalova, Alexei Petukhov, and Julia Ivanova were sanctioned.[9] The total was brought to ten when gold medalist Aleksandr Tretyakov and bronze medalist Elena Nikitina were banned along with Maria Orlova and Olga Potylitsina who were all skeleton racers.[10] On November 24, 2017 the IOC imposed life bans on bobsledder Alexandr Zubkov and speed skater Olga Fatkulina who won a combined of 3 medals (2 gold, 1 silver).[11] All their results were disqualified, meaning that Russia lost its first place in the medal standings. On November 27, 2017 IOC disqualified Olga Vilukhina, Yana Romanova, Sergey Chudinov, Alexey Negodaylo, and Dmitry Trunenkov, and stripped Vilyukhina and Romanova of their medals in biathlon.[12] Three athletes who didn't win medals (Alexander Kasjanov, Ilvir Huzin, Aleksei Pushkarev) were sanctioned on November 29, 2017.[13] Biathlete Olga Zaitseva who won silver in a relay was disqualified on December 1, 2017. Two other athletes, Anastasia Dotsenko and Yuliya Chekalyova, were also banned.[14] On December 12, 2017 six Russian ice hockey players were disqualified.[15] On 18 December 2017 the IOC imposed a life ban on bobsledder Alexey Voyevoda.[16] Eleven athletes were disqualified on December 22, 2017. Among them, silver medalists Albert Demchenko and Tatiana Ivanova who were stripped of their medals in luge.[17] On 1 February 2018, nine medals were returned after an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.[7]

Medalists[edit]

Russian team entering the stadium during the opening ceremony

Alpine skiing[edit]

As a host nation, Russia has qualified a total quota of nine athletes in alpine skiing.[18]

Men
Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Aleksandr Glebov Downhill N/A 2:08.96 23
Super-G N/A DNF
Aleksandr Khoroshilov Combined 1:56.03 24 1:02.43 33 2:58.46 30
Slalom 48.71 19 55.52 =10 1:44.23 14
Sergei Maitakov Giant slalom 1:23.75 28 1:25.92 29 2:49.67 26
Slalom DNF
Vladislav Novikov Giant slalom 1:25.68 37 1:26.97 37 2:52.65 35
Pavel Trikhichev Super-G N/A 1:20.62 26
Combined 1:56.65 31 56.64 28 2:53.29 24
Giant slalom DNF
Slalom 51.63 41 1:08.16 38 1:59.79 33
Stepan Zuev Super-G N/A 1:21.54 31
Giant slalom 1:24.90 34 DNF
Slalom DNF
Women
Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Kseniya Alopina Slalom 58.37 29 53.37 20 1:51.74 23
Maria Bedareva Downhill N/A 1:45.29 30
Super-G N/A DNF
Giant slalom 1:24.26 40 DNF
Elena Yakovishina Downhill N/A 1:44.45 28
Super-G N/A 1:29.38 24
Combined 1:44.91 19 53.97 16 2:38.88 14

Biathlon[edit]

Based on their performance at the 2012 and 2013 Biathlon World Championships Russia qualified 6 men and 6 women.[19] Irina Starykh originally qualified, but she withdrew from the team after testing positive for doping and was replaced by Olga Podchufarova.[20]

Men
Athlete Event Time Misses Rank
Evgeniy Garanichev Sprint 25:43.0 1 (0+1) 27
Pursuit 34:47.7 1 (0+0+0+1) 15
Individual 50:06.2 1 (0+1+0+0) 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Mass start 43:23.3 3 (0+1+1+1) 5
Alexander Loginov Individual 53:04.3 2 (0+1+1+0) DSQ (30th)
Dmitry Malyshko Sprint 25:48.5 0 (0+0) 28
Pursuit 36:17.0 2 (0+1+1+0) 33
Mass start 44:42.9 4 (1+0+3+0) 20
Anton Shipulin Sprint 24:39.9 1 (0+1) 4
Pursuit 34:47.1 3 (0+1+1+1) 13
Mass start 43:48.2 3 (0+1+1+1) 11
Evgeny Ustyugov Sprint 25:19.1 1 (1+0) 16
Pursuit 34:25.3 1 (0+1+0+0) 5
Individual 53:47.8 3 (2+0+0+1) 38
Mass start 44:37.3 3 (0+0+1+2) 19
Alexey Volkov Individual 56:30.3 4 (1+1+1+1) 64
Dmitry Malyshko
Anton Shipulin
Evgeny Ustyugov
Alexey Volkov
Team relay 1:12:15.9 8 (0+8) 1st, gold medalist(s)
Women
Athlete Event Time Misses Rank
Ekaterina Glazyrina Individual 52:13.7 4 (1+0+2+1) DSQ (61st)
Olga Podchufarova Individual 50:13.3 2 (0+1+0+1) 49
Yana Romanova Sprint 21:53.4 0 (0+0) DSQ (19th)
Pursuit 31:55.1 2 (0+1+1+0) DSQ (23rd)
Individual 50:42.1 4 (1+1+2+0) DSQ (53rd)
Ekaterina Shumilova Sprint 23:38.4 2 (0+2) 60
Pursuit 34:34.2 3 (0+2+1+0) 47
Olga Vilukhina Sprint 21:26.7 0 (0+0) DSQ (2nd)
Pursuit 30:32.9 1 (0+1+0+0) DSQ (7th)
Mass start 38:05.3 2 (1+0+0+1) DSQ (21st)
Olga Zaitseva Sprint 22:16.6 1 (1+0) DSQ (28st)
Pursuit 30:43.0 0 (0+0+0+0) DSQ (11th)
Individual 47:06.9 2 (0+0+1+1) DSQ (15th)
Mass start 38:14.2 0 (0+0+1+0) DSQ (23rd)
Yana Romanova
Olga Zaitseva
Ekaterina Shumilova
Olga Vilukhina
Team relay 1:10:28.9 4 (0+4) DSQ (2nd)
Mixed
Athlete Event Time Misses Rank
Evgeniy Garanichev
Anton Shipulin
Olga Vilukhina
Olga Zaitseva
Team relay 1:11:04.4 9 (1+8) DSQ (4th)

Bobsleigh[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Maksim Belugin
Alexander Kasjanov*
Two-man 56.69 11 56.60 2 56.44 6 56.57 2 3:46.30 DSQ (4)
Alexey Voyevoda
Alexandr Zubkov*
56.25 TR 1 56.57 1 56.08 TR 1 56.49 1 3:45.39 DSQ (1)
Maksim Belugin
Ilvir Huzin
Alexander Kasjanov*
Aleksei Pushkarev
Four-man 55.11 6 55.41 5 55.29 3 55.21 1 3:41.02 DSQ (4)
Nikolay Khrenkov
Petr Moiseev
Maxim Mokrousov
Nikita Zakharov*
Four-man 55.74 16 55.53 14 55.88 =13 55.91 19 3:43.06 15
Alexey Negodaylo
Dmitry Trunenkov
Alexey Voyevoda
Alexandr Zubkov*
Four-man 54.82 TR 1 55.37 4 55.02 1 55.39 6 3:40.60 DSQ (1)

* – Denotes the driver of each sled

Women
Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Olga Stulneva*
Liudmila Udobkina
Two-woman 58.03 8 58.24 7 58.45 9 58.74 =12 3:53.46 9
Nadezhda Paleeva
Nadezhda Sergeeva*
Two-woman 58.80 16 58.69 16 59.27 16 59.10 17 3:55.86 16

* – Denotes the driver of each sled

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Russia qualified a maximum of 20 quotas (12 men and 8 women). For the first time since 1956, Russia (previously Soviet Union) failed to win a medal in women's cross-country skiing.

Distance
Men
Athlete Event Classical Freestyle Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Deficit Rank
Evgeniy Belov 15 km classical N/A 40:36.8 +2:07.1 25
30 km skiathlon 36:11.0 17 33:19.0 31 1:10:00.5 +1:45.1 19
Alexander Bessmertnykh 15 km classical N/A 39:37.7 +1:08.0 7
Ilia Chernousov 30 km skiathlon 36:12.8 18 31:36.7 1 1:08:29.0 +13.6 5
50 km freestyle N/A 1:46:56.0 +0.8 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Konstantin Glavatskikh 50 km freestyle N/A 1:50:33.4 +3:38.2 38
Dmitry Japarov 15 km classical N/A 40:10.7 +1:41.7 16
Alexander Legkov 30 km skiathlon 36:02.4 7 32:09.5 12 1:08:43.1 +27.7 11
50 km freestyle N/A 1:46:55.2 +0.0 1st, gold medalist(s)
Stanislav Volzhentsev 15 km classical N/A 40:15.0 +1:45.3 19
Maxim Vylegzhanin 30 km skiathlon 36:01.1 5 31:44.0 4 1:08:16.9 +1.5 4
50 km freestyle N/A 1:46:55.9 +0.7 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Alexander Bessmertnykh
Dmitry Japarov
Alexander Legkov
Maxim Vylegzhanin
4×10 km relay N/A 1:29:09.3 +27.3 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Women
Athlete Event Classical Freestyle Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Deficit Rank
Yuliya Chekaleva 10 km classical N/A 29:36.1 +1:18.3 DSQ (11)
15 km skiathlon 19:50.6 16 19:44.6 12 40:11.6 +1:38.0 DSQ (15)
30 km freestyle N/A 1:15:46.6 +4:41.4 DSQ (32)
Julia Ivanova 10 km classical N/A 29:59.4 +1:41.6 DSQ (17)
30 km freestyle N/A 1:15:22.1 +4:16.9 DSQ (30)
Irina Khazova 15 km skiathlon 20:04.9 28 20:16.5 28 41:00.3 +2:26.7 28
30 km freestyle N/A 1:15:19.2 +4:14.0 29
Olga Kuziukova 10 km classical N/A 29:41.9 +1:24.1 13
15 km skiathlon 19:39.2 12 20:29.0 34 40:43.2 +2:09.6 24
Natalia Zhukova 10 km classical N/A 29:15.5 +57.7 7
15 km skiathlon 19:48.2 13 19:52.2 15 40:15.5 +1:41.9 17
30 km freestyle N/A 1:12:56.7 +1:51.5 15
Yuliya Chekaleva
Julia Ivanova
Olga Kuziukova
Natalia Zhukova
4×5 km relay N/A 54:06.3 +1:03.6 DSQ (6)
Sprint
Men
Athlete Event Qualification Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Total Rank Total Rank Total Rank Total Rank
Anton Gafarov Sprint 3:36.10 20 Q 3:38.52 2 Q 6:25.95 6 Did not advance
Nikita Kriukov Sprint 3:34.04 11 Q 3:39.10 '3 Did not advance
Alexei Petukhov Sprint 3:32.67 9 Q 3:36.39 2 Q 3:37.89 4 Did not advance
Sergey Ustiugov Sprint 3:30.26 2 Q 3:36.14 1 Q 3:37.37 1 Q 4:32.48 5
Nikita Kriukov
Maxim Vylegzhanin
Team sprint N/A 23:26.91 2 Q 23:15.86 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Total Rank Total Rank Total Rank Total Rank
Anastasia Dotsenko Sprint 2:38.14 22 Q 2:38.83 DSQ (5) Did not advance
Irina Khazova Sprint 2:48.64 50 Did not advance
Natalya Matveyeva Sprint 2:40.15 29 Q 2:38.66 4 Did not advance
Yevgeniya Shapovalova Sprint 2:37.03 19 2:38.83 6 Did not advance
Anastasia Dotsenko
Julia Ivanova
Team sprint N/A 16:49.61 3 q 16:44.91 DSQ (6)

Curling[edit]

Men's tournament[edit]

Roster

Team: Andrey Drozdov, Aleksey Stukalskiy, Evgeniy Arkhipov, Petr Dron, Aleksandr Kozyrev

Standings

Final round robin standings

Key
Teams to playoffs
Teams to tiebreaker
Country
Skip W L PF PA Ends
won
Ends
lost
Blank
ends
Stolen
ends
Shot %
 Sweden Niklas Edin 8 1 60 44 38 30 18 8 86%
 Canada Brad Jacobs 7 2 69 53 39 36 14 7 84%
 China Liu Rui 7 2 67 50 41 37 11 5 85%
 Norway Thomas Ulsrud 5 4 52 53 36 33 18 5 86%
 Great Britain David Murdoch 5 4 51 49 37 35 15 8 83%
 Denmark Rasmus Stjerne 4 5 54 61 32 37 17 4 81%
 Russia Andrey Drozdov 3 6 58 70 36 38 13 7 77%
 Switzerland Sven Michel 3 6 47 46 31 34 22 7 83%
 United States John Shuster 2 7 47 58 30 39 14 7 80%
 Germany John Jahr 1 8 53 74 38 39 10 9 76%
Round robin

Russia has a bye in draws 4, 7 and 11.

Women's tournament[edit]

Russian women's team
Roster

Team: Anna Sidorova, Margarita Fomina, Alexandra Saitova, Ekaterina Galkina, Nkeirouka Ezekh

Standings

Final round robin standings

Key
Teams to playoffs
Country
Skip W L PF PA Ends
won
Ends
lost
Blank
ends
Stolen
ends
Shot %
 Canada Jennifer Jones 9 0 72 40 43 27 12 14 86%
 Sweden Margaretha Sigfridsson 7 2 58 52 37 35 13 7 80%
 Switzerland Mirjam Ott 5 4 63 60 37 38 13 7 78%
 Great Britain Eve Muirhead 5 4 74 58 39 35 9 11 80%
 Japan Ayumi Ogasawara 4 5 59 67 39 41 4 10 76%
 Denmark Lene Nielsen 4 5 57 56 34 40 12 9 78%
 China Wang Bingyu 4 5 58 62 36 38 10 4 81%
 South Korea Kim Ji-sun 3 6 60 65 35 37 10 6 79%
 Russia Anna Sidorova 3 6 48 56 33 35 19 6 82%
 United States Erika Brown 1 8 42 75 33 40 8 5 76%
Round robin

Russia has a bye in draws 5, 8 and 12.

Figure skating[edit]

Evgeni Plushenko and Yulia Lipnitskaya after winning the team event

As hosts, Russia was guaranteed a skater in each event.[21]

Russia captured the inaugural gold medal in the team event.[22] Yulia Lipnitskaya, at 15, became the youngest Russian Winter Olympic medalist,[23] while Adelina Sotnikova won the first ever Russian ladies figure skating gold medal.[23]

Athlete Event SP/SD FS/FD Total
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Evgeni Plushenko Men's singles Withdrew
Yulia Lipnitskaya Ladies' singles 65.23 5 Q 135.34 6 200.57 5
Adelina Sotnikova 74.64 2 Q 149.95 1 224.59 1st, gold medalist(s)
Vera Bazarova / Yuri Larionov Pairs 69.66 8 Q 129.94 6 199.60 6
Ksenia Stolbova / Fedor Klimov 75.21 3 Q 143.47 2 218.68 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Tatiana Volosozhar / Maxim Trankov 84.17 1 Q 152.69 1 236.86 1st, gold medalist(s)
Dmitri Soloviev / Ekaterina Bobrova Ice dancing 69.97 5 Q 102.95 6 172.92 5
Elena Ilinykh / Nikita Katsalapov 73.04 3 Q 110.44 3 183.48 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Victoria Sinitsina / Ruslan Zhiganshin 58.01 16 Q 82.65 17 140.66 16
Team trophy
Athlete Event Short program/Short dance Free skate/Free dance
Men's Ladies' Pairs Ice dance Total Men's Ladies' Pairs Ice dance Total
Points
Team points
Points
Team points
Points
Team points
Points
Team points
Points Rank Points
Team points
Points
Team points
Points
Team points
Points
Team points
Points Rank
Evgeni Plushenko (M)
Tatiana Volosozhar / Maxim Trankov (P) (SP)
Ksenia Stolbova / Fedor Klimov (P) (FS)
Yulia Lipnitskaya (L)
Ekaterina Bobrova / Dmitri Soloviev (D) (SP)
Elena Ilinykh / Nikita Katsalapov (D) (FS)
Team trophy 91.39
9
72.90
10
83.79
10
70.27
8
37 1 Q 168.20
10
141.51
10
135.09
10
103.48
8
75 1st, gold medalist(s)

Freestyle skiing[edit]

Russia qualified a maximum of 26 athletes (14 women and 12 men). Among them, Maria Komissarova had qualified to compete, but was seriously injured at the start of the Games during training, in a fall that left her paralysed below the waist.[24]

Aerials
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Jump 1 Jump 2 Jump 1 Jump 2 Jump 3
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Ilya Burov Men's aerials 105.88 10 86.73 10 Did not advance
Pavel Krotov 106.33 9 115.05 3 Q 96.46 10 Did not advance
Timofei Slivets 87.33 15 108.41 7 Did not advance
Veronika Korsunova Women's aerials 72.50 10 81.58 4 Q 68.35 11 Did not advance
Aleksandra Orlova 76.27 8 55.75 14 Did not advance
Assoli Slivets 78.40 6 Q Bye 62.30 12 Did not advance
Halfpipe
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Run 1 Run 2 Best Rank Run 1 Run 2 Best Rank
Pavel Nabokikh Men's halfpipe 13.40 50.40 50.40 24 Did not advance
Elizaveta Chesnokova Women's halfpipe 43.80 50.00 50.00 19 Did not advance
Natalia Makagonova 42.60 43.80 43.80 20 Did not advance
Moguls
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Run 1 Run 2 Run 1 Run 2 Run 3
Time Points Total Rank Time Points Total Rank Time Points Total Rank Time Points Total Rank Time Points Total Rank
Aleksey Pavlenko Men's moguls 24.88 14.51 20.78 12 25.61 15.04 20.96 6 Q 24.90 15.40 21.66 16 Did not advance
Alexandr Smyshlyaev 25.07 17.34 23.52 3 QF Bye 25.14 17.92 24.37 1 Q 25.22 17.74 23.85 4 Q 24.94 18.10 24.34 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Andrey Volkov 25.58 14.1 20.04 18 25.43 15.18 21.19 5 Q 26.17 15.98 21.64 17 Did not advance
Sergey Volkov 27.64 5.8 10.77 24 DNF Did not advance
Elena Muratova Women's moguls 31.65 12.56 17.95 18 33.36 11.54 16.64 11 Did not advance
Marika Pertakhiya 29.64 11.34 17.53 19 31.10 11.34 16.94 10 Q 31.11 11.98 17.58 17 Did not advance
Regina Rakhimova 31.02 15.84 20.48 10 Q Bye 31.84 15.88 21.19 6 Q 31.89 15.78 21.07 8 Did not advance
Ekaterina Stolyarova 38.78 5.90 8.44 25 31.97 16.06 21.32 1 Q 34.85 6.88 10.99 19 Did not advance
Ski cross
Athlete Event Seeding Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Position Position Position Position Rank
Egor Korotkov Men's ski cross 1:17.87 17 2 Q 2 Q 3 FB 1 5
Sergey Mozhaev 1:17.83 16 3 Did not advance 21
Anastasia Chirtsova Women's ski cross 1:25.99 21 4 Did not advance 26
Yulia Livinskaya 1:24.21 14 2 Q 3 Did not advance 11

Qualification legend: FA – Qualify to medal round; FB – Qualify to consolation round

Slopestyle
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Run 1 Run 2 Best Rank Run 1 Run 2 Best Rank
Pavel Korpachev Men's slopestyle 46.4 43.6 46.4 28 Did not advance
Anna Mirtova Women's slopestyle 17.40 21.60 21.60 21 Did not advance

Ice hockey[edit]

As hosts, Russia automatically qualified a women's team.[25] The men's team qualified as being one of the 9 highest ranked teams in the IIHF World Ranking following the 2012 World Championships (and would have qualified automatically as hosts if it didn’t qualify through rankings).[26]

Men's tournament[edit]

Roster[27]

The following is the Russian roster in the men's ice hockey tournament of the 2014 Winter Olympics.[28]

Head coach: Russia Zinetula Bilyaletdinov     Assistant coach: Russia Valery Belov

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Birthplace 2013–14 team
1 G Semyon Varlamov 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 27 April 1988 Kuybyshev, Soviet Union United States Colorado Avalanche (NHL)
5 D Ilya Nikulin 191 cm (6 ft 3 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 12 March 1982 Moscow, Soviet Union Russia Ak Bars Kazan (KHL)
6 D Nikita Nikitin 193 cm (6 ft 4 in) 89 kg (196 lb) 16 June 1986 Omsk, Soviet Union United States Columbus Blue Jackets (NHL)
8 F Alexander OvechkinA 189 cm (6 ft 2 in) 99 kg (218 lb) 17 September 1985 Moscow, Soviet Union United States Washington Capitals (NHL)
10 F Viktor Tikhonov 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 12 May 1988 Riga, Latvian SSR, Soviet Union Russia SKA Saint Petersburg (KHL)
11 F Evgeni Malkin 192 cm (6 ft 4 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 31 July 1986 Magnitogorsk, Soviet Union United States Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)
13 F Pavel DatsyukC 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 20 July 1978 Sverdlovsk, Soviet Union United States Detroit Red Wings (NHL)
15 F Alexander Svitov 192 cm (6 ft 4 in) 106 kg (234 lb) 3 November 1982 Omsk, Soviet Union Russia Ak Bars Kazan (KHL)
24 F Alexander Popov 178 cm (5 ft 10 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 31 August 1980 Angarsk, Soviet Union Russia Avangard Omsk (KHL)
26 D Vyacheslav Voynov 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 15 January 1990 Chelyabinsk, Soviet Union United States Los Angeles Kings (NHL)
27 F Alexei Tereshchenko 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) 80 kg (176 lb) 16 December 1980 Mozhaisk, Soviet Union Russia Ak Bars Kazan (KHL)
28 F Alexander Semin 189 cm (6 ft 2 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 3 March 1984 Krasnoyarsk, Soviet Union United States Carolina Hurricanes (NHL)
30 G Alexander Yeryomenko 179 cm (5 ft 10 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 10 April 1980 Moscow, Soviet Union Russia Dynamo Moscow (KHL)
41 F Nikolai Kulemin 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 14 July 1986 Magnitogorsk, Soviet Union Canada Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL)
42 F Artem Anisimov 193 cm (6 ft 4 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 24 May 1988 Yaroslavl, Soviet Union United States Columbus Blue Jackets (NHL)
43 F Valeri Nichushkin 190 cm (6 ft 3 in) 80 kg (176 lb) 4 March 1995 Chelyabinsk United States Dallas Stars (NHL)
47 F Alexander Radulov 186 cm (6 ft 1 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 5 July 1986 Nizhny Tagil, Soviet Union Russia CSKA Moscow (KHL)
51 D Fedor Tyutin 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 19 July 1983 Izhevsk, Soviet Union United States Columbus Blue Jackets (NHL)
71 F Ilya KovalchukA 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 15 April 1983 Kalinin, Soviet Union Russia SKA Saint Petersburg (KHL)
72 G Sergei Bobrovsky 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 20 September 1988 Novokuznetsk, Soviet Union United States Columbus Blue Jackets (NHL)
74 D Alexei Emelin 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) 97 kg (214 lb) 25 April 1986 Togliatti, Soviet Union Canada Montreal Canadiens (NHL)
77 D Anton Belov 192 cm (6 ft 4 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 29 July 1986 Ryazan, Soviet Union Canada Edmonton Oilers (NHL)
79 D Andrei Markov 183 cm (6 ft 0 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 20 December 1978 Voskresensk, Soviet Union Canada Montreal Canadiens (NHL)
82 D Yevgeny Medvedev 190 cm (6 ft 3 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 27 August 1982 Chelyabinsk, Soviet Union Russia Ak Bars Kazan (KHL)
91 F Vladimir Tarasenko 184 cm (6 ft 0 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 13 December 1991 Yaroslavl, Soviet Union United States St. Louis Blues (NHL)
Group stage
Team
GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts
 United States 3 2 1 0 0 15 4 +11 8
 Russia 3 1 1 1 0 8 5 +3 6
 Slovenia 3 1 0 0 2 6 11 −5 3
 Slovakia 3 0 0 1 2 2 11 −9 1
13 February 2014
16:30
Russia 5–2
(2–0, 1–2, 2–0)
 SloveniaBolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 11,653

15 February 2014
16:30
United States 3–2 (SO)
(0–0, 1–1, 1–1, 0–0, 1–0)
 RussiaBolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 11,678

16 February 2014
16:30
Russia 1–0 (SO)
(0–0, 0–0, 0–0, 0–0, 1–0)
 SlovakiaBolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 11,097
Qualification playoffs
18 February 2014
16:30
Russia 4–0
(0–0, 2–0, 2–0)
 NorwayBolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 11,423
Quarterfinals
19 February 2014
16:30
Finland 3–1
(2–1, 1–0, 0–0)
 RussiaBolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 11,654

Women's tournament[edit]

On December 12, 2017 six Russian players were disqualified for doping violations and all results of the team were annulled.[29] Tatiana Burina and Anna Shukina were also disqualified ten days later.[17]

Roster

The following is the Russian roster in the women's ice hockey tournament of the 2014 Winter Olympics.[30]

Head coach: Russia Mikhail Chekanov    Assistant coach: Russia Yuri Novikov

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Birthplace 2013–14 team
1 G Anna Prugova 175 cm (5 ft 9 in) 62 kg (137 lb) 20 November 1993 Khabarovsk Russia Tornado Moscow Region (RWHL)
2 D Angelina Goncharenko 177 cm (5 ft 10 in) 71 kg (157 lb) 23 May 1994 Moscow Russia Agidel Ufa (RWHL)
4 D Alena Khomich 168 cm (5 ft 6 in) 53 kg (117 lb) 26 February 1981 Pervouralsk, Soviet Union Russia Agidel Ufa (RWHL)
8 F Iya Gavrilova 170 cm (5 ft 7 in) 63 kg (139 lb) 3 September 1987 Krasnoyarsk, Soviet Union Russia Tornado Moscow Region (RWHL)
9 F Alexandra Vafina 165 cm (5 ft 5 in) 58 kg (128 lb) 28 July 1990 Almaty, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union Russia Fakel Chelyabinsk (RWHL)
17 F Yekaterina Smolentseva 176 cm (5 ft 9 in) 64 kg (141 lb) 15 September 1981 Pervouralsk Russia Tornado Moscow Region (RWHL)
18 F Olga Sosina 163 cm (5 ft 4 in) 77 kg (170 lb) 27 July 1992 Almetyevsk Russia SKIF Nizhni Novgorod (RWHL)
20 G Yulia Leskina 178 cm (5 ft 10 in) 76 kg (168 lb) 9 February 1991 Pervouralsk, Soviet Union Russia Spartak-Merkuri Yekaterinburg (RWHL)
21 D Anna Shukina 171 cm (5 ft 7 in) 76 kg (168 lb) 5 November 1987 Balakirevo, Soviet Union Russia Tornado Moscow Region (RWHL)
23 F Tatiana Burina 163 cm (5 ft 4 in) 68 kg (150 lb) 20 March 1980 Novosibirsk, Soviet Union Russia Tornado Moscow Region (RWHL)
25 F Yekaterina Lebedeva 165 cm (5 ft 5 in) 69 kg (152 lb) 14 September 1989 Sverdlovsk, Soviet Union Russia Fakel Chelyabinsk (RWHL)
29 F Anna Shokhina 163 cm (5 ft 4 in) 60 kg (132 lb) 23 June 1997 Novosinkovo Russia Tornado Moscow Region (RWHL)
34 D Svetlana Tkacheva 170 cm (5 ft 7 in) 60 kg (132 lb) 3 November 1984 Moscow, Soviet Union Russia Tornado Moscow Region (RWHL)
44 D Alexandra Kapustina 166 cm (5 ft 5 in) 74 kg (163 lb) 7 April 1984 Pervouralsk, Soviet Union Russia SKIF Nizhny Novgorod (RWHL)
55 F Galina Skiba 164 cm (5 ft 5 in) 66 kg (146 lb) 9 May 1984 Kharkiv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union Russia Tornado Moscow Region (RWHL)
70 D Anna Shibanova 164 cm (5 ft 5 in) 62 kg (137 lb) 10 November 1994 Omsk Russia Agidel Ufa (RWHL)
72 F Yekaterina Pashkevich 174 cm (5 ft 9 in) 74 kg (163 lb) 19 December 1972 Moscow, Soviet Union Russia Agidel Ufa (RWHL)
77 D Inna Dyubanok 170 cm (5 ft 7 in) 74 kg (163 lb) 20 February 1990 Mozhaysk, Soviet Union Russia Agidel Ufa (RWHL)
88 F Yekaterina Smolina 164 cm (5 ft 5 in) 54 kg (119 lb) 8 October 1988 Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union Russia Tornado Moscow Region (RWHL)
95 F Yelena Dergachyova 159 cm (5 ft 3 in) 57 kg (126 lb) 8 November 1995 Moscow Russia Agidel Ufa (RWHL)
97 G Anna Vinogradova 167 cm (5 ft 6 in) 69 kg (152 lb) 6 April 1991 Chelyabinsk, Soviet Union Russia Fakel Chelyabinsk (RWHL)
Group stage
Team
GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts
 Russia 3 3 0 0 0 9 3 +6 9
 Sweden 3 2 0 0 1 6 3 +3 6
 Germany 3 1 0 0 2 5 8 −3 3
 Japan 3 0 0 0 3 1 7 −6 0
9 February 2014
17:00
Russia 4–1
(0–0, 0–1, 4–0)
 GermanyShayba Arena, Sochi
Attendance: 5,048

11 February 2014
19:00
Russia 2–1
(1–0, 0–0, 1–1)
 JapanShayba Arena, Sochi
Attendance: 4,897

13 February 2014
21:00
Sweden 1–3
(0–1, 1–1, 0–1)
 RussiaShayba Arena, Sochi
Attendance: 5,092
Quarterfinals
15 February 2014
16:30
Switzerland  2–0
(1–0, 0–0, 1–0)
 RussiaShayba Arena, Sochi
Attendance: 4,962
5–8th place semifinals
16 February 2014
21:00
Russia 6–3
(1–0, 3–2, 2–1)
 JapanShayba Arena, Sochi
Attendance: 4,793
Fifth place game
18 February 2014
16:30
Finland 4–0
(2–0, 0–0, 2–0)
 RussiaShayba Arena, Sochi
Attendance: 4,112

Luge[edit]

Earning automatic places as a host nation, Russia has qualified a maximum of 10 spots (7 men, 3 women, and a relay team).

Men
Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Albert Demchenko Singles 52.170 1 52.273 2 51.707 2 51.852 2 3:28.002 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Semyon Pavlichenko Singles 52.660 6 52.593 10 51.928 4 52.255 14 3:29.355 5
Alexander Peretyagin Singles 52.675 7 52.590 9 52.069 6 52.161 7 3:29.495 7
Alexander Denisyev
Vladislav Antonov
Doubles 49.936 6 50.013 7 N/A 1:39.949 5
Vladimir Makhnutin
Vladislav Yuzhakov
50.068 9 50.269 10 N/A 1:40.337 9
Women
Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ekaterina Baturina Singles 51.263 21 50.457 8 50.629 10 50.382 4 3:22.731 11
Tatiana Ivanova Singles 50.457 4 50.492 10 50.450 6 50.607 9 3:22.006 7
Natalia Khoreva Singles 50.500 8 50.348 4 50.599 9 50.620 11 3:22.067 8
Mixed team relay
Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Vladislav Antonov
Albert Demchenko
Alexander Denisyev
Tatiana Ivanova
Team relay 54.429 3 56.245 2 56.475 3 2:46.679 2nd, silver medalist(s)

Nordic combined[edit]

Athlete Event Ski jumping Cross-country Total
Distance Points Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Evgeny Klimov Normal hill/10 km 99.0 124.7 3 28:04.0 45 28:21.0 45
Ivan Panin Large hill/10 km 114.5 89.5 43 24:45.8 42 27:23.8 43
Evgeny Klimov
Niyaz Nabeev
Ivan Panin
Ernest Yahin
Team large hill/4×5 km 486.5 426.2 7 51:35.8 9 52:49.8 9

Short track speed skating[edit]

As hosts, Russia have been given the maximum 5 men and 5 women to compete.[31] On 10 February 2014, Viktor Ahn won the bronze medal in the 1500 m short track speedskating event. He won the first short track speedskating medal that Russia has earned while competing as Russia.[32] On 15 February 2014, Ahn won the first Russian gold medal in short track at the 1000 m event, leading the first Russian 1-2 finish in short track, with Vladimir Grigorev winning silver. At 31 years and 191 days, Grigorev also became the oldest man to win a short track Olympic medal, with that silver.[33] On 21 February 2014, he won the gold in the 5000 m relay, upping the oldest shorttrack male athlete record for both medals and gold medals.[34]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Viktor Ahn 500 m 41.450 1 Q 41.257 1 Q 41.063 1 Q 41.312 1st, gold medalist(s)
1000 m 1:25.834 1 Q 1:25.666 1 Q 1:24.102 1 FA 1:25.325 1st, gold medalist(s)
1500 m 2:20.865 1 Q N/A 2:16.000 2 Q 2:15.062 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Semen Elistratov 500 m 41.355 2 Q PEN 4 Did not advance 15
1000 m 1:26.121 2 Q 1:24.239 2 Q 1:24.275 3 FB 1:29.429 6
1500 m 2:16.904 2 Q N/A 2:14.783 4 FB 2:24.352 11
Vladimir Grigorev 500 m 41.883 2 Q PEN 4 Did not advance 16
1000 m 1:26.422 1 Q 1:24.868 2 Q 1:25.346 1 FA 1:25.399 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Viktor Ahn
Semen Elistratov
Vladimir Grigorev
Ruslan Zakharov
5000 m relay N/A 6:44.331 1 FA 6:42.100 OR 1st, gold medalist(s)
Women
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Olga Belyakova 1000 m 1:32.034 3 Did not advance 20
1500 m 2:29.880 2 Q N/A 2:20.391 5 Did not advance 14
Tatiana Borodulina 500 m DSQ Did not advance 32
1000 m 1:31.559 3 Did not advance 19
1500 m DNF N/A Did not advance 35
Sofia Prosvirnova 500 m 44.94 2 Q 43.862 4 Did not advance 15
1000 m 1:36.521 3 Did not advance 24
Valeriya Reznik 500 m 45.349 3 Did not advance 23
1500 m PEN N/A Did not advance 36
Olga Belyakova
Tatiana Borodulina
Sofia Prosvirnova
Valeriya Reznik
3000 m relay N/A 4:13.938 3 FB 4:14.862 4

Qualification legend: ADV – Advanced due to being impeded by another skater; FA – Qualify to medal round; FB – Qualify to consolation round

Skeleton[edit]

Russia qualified a maximum of 6 athletes (3 men and 3 women).

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Sergey Chudinov Men's 56.98 5 57.04 11 56.86 6 56.71 6 3:47.59 5
Nikita Tregubov Men's 57.44 13 56.96 7 56.57 3 56.65 3 3:47.62 6
Aleksandr Tretyakov Men's 55.95 1 56.04 1 56.28 2 56.02 1 3:44.29 1st, gold medalist(s)
Elena Nikitina Women's 58.48 2 58.96 5 58.33 6 58.53 12 3:54.30 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Maria Orlova 58.97 5 59.02 6 58.30 5 58.43 8 3:54.72 6
Olga Potylitsina 59.00 6 58.75 3 58.13 2 58.52 11 3:54.40 5

Ski jumping[edit]

Russia has qualified a total of six athletes (five men and one woman)

Men
Athlete Event Qualification First round Final Total
Distance Points Rank Distance Points Rank Distance Points Rank Points Rank
Ilmir Hazetdinov Normal hill 96.0 113.7 18 Q 94.0 114.8 35 Did not advance
Large hill 114.5 93.8 32 Q 124.5 111.3 30 Q 125.0 109.5 29 220.8 29
Denis Kornilov Normal hill 92.0 109.6 25 Q 89.0 103.2 48 Did not advance
Large hill 121.5 104.0 23 Q 125.0 109.7 31 Did not advance
Mikhail Maksimochkin Normal hill 91.0 107.2 29 Q 104.0 129.6 10 Q 90.5 98.3 31 227.9 30
Alexey Romashov Normal hill 90.5 102.6 39 Q 92.0 109.0 43 Did not advance
Large hill 119.0 91.8 34 Q 120.0 93.6 46 Did not advance
Dimitry Vassiliev Large hill 119.0 102.8 26 Q 130.5 116.8 25 Q 144.5 118.2 23 235.0 26
Ilmir Hazetdinov
Denis Kornilov
Alexey Romashov
Dimitry Vassiliev
Team large hill N/A 487.5 422.3 9 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event First round Final Total
Distance Points Rank Distance Points Rank Points Rank
Irina Avvakumova Normal hill 98.5 114.4 16 Q 94.5 107.8 19 222.2 16

Snowboarding[edit]

Russia qualified a total of 15 athletes (11 men and 4 women). Vic Wild won two gold medals, which became the first ever gold medals for Russia in snowboarding. Alena Zavarzina won a bronze medal in giant parallel slalom.

Alpine
Men
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Rank
Stanislav Detkov Giant slalom DSQ Did not advance
Slalom DSQ Did not advance
Valery Kolegov Giant slalom 1:40.69 19 Did not advance
Slalom DSQ Did not advance
Andrey Sobolev Giant slalom 1:35.62 1 Q  Prommegger (AUT)
L +1.61
Did not advance
Slalom 1:02.70 27 Did not advance
Vic Wild Giant slalom 1:35.88 2 Q  Dufour (FRA)
W −5.65
 S Schoch (SUI)
W −4.19
 Bussler (GER)
W −2.61
 Galmarini (SUI)
W −2.14
1st, gold medalist(s)
Slalom 57.96 1 Q  Lambert (CAN)
W −1.78
 Fischnaller (ITA)
W −0.52
 Karl (AUT)
W −0.04
 Košir (SLO)
W −0.11
1st, gold medalist(s)
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Rank
Yekaterina Ilyukhina Giant slalom 1:49.02 9 Q  Calvé (CAN)
L +0.03
Did not advance
Slalom 1:06.73 29 Did not advance
Yekaterina Tudegesheva Giant slalom 1:51.77 15 Q  Kummer (SUI)
L +0.76
Did not advance
Slalom 1:05.54 16 Q  Kreiner (AUT)
L +6.04
Did not advance
Natalia Soboleva Giant slalom DSQ Did not advance
Slalom 1:05.48 15 Q  Ledecká (CZE)
L +0.18
Did not advance
Alena Zavarzina Giant slalom 1:47.65 6 Q  Jörg (GER)
W −13.53
 Lavigne (FRA)
W −7.27
 Kummer (SUI)
L DSQ
 Meschik (AUT)
W −0.82
3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Slalom 1:05.32 12 Q  Dujmovits (AUT)
L +0.24
Did not advance
Freestyle
Athlete Event Qualification Semifinal Final
Run 1 Run 2 Best Rank Run 1 Run 2 Best Rank Run 1 Run 2 Best Rank
Nikita Avtaneev Men's halfpipe 34.50 63.75 63.75 13 Did not advance
Pavel Kharitonov 58.75 54.50 58.75 15 Did not advance
Sergey Tarasov 23.00 39.50 39.50 18 Did not advance
Alexey Sobolev Men's slopestyle 63.00 28.50 63.00 10 QS 20.00 57.50 57.50 12 Did not advance

Qualification Legend: QF – Qualify directly to final; QS – Qualify to semifinal

Snowboard cross
Athlete Event Seeding Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Position Position Position Position Rank
Andrey Boldykov Men's snowboard cross CAN 5 Did not advance =33
Anton Koprivitsa CAN 5 Did not advance =33
Nikolay Olyunin CAN 1 Q 1 Q 1 FA 2 2nd, silver medalist(s)

Qualification legend: FA – Qualify to medal round; FB – Qualify to consolation round

Speed skating[edit]

Based on the results from the fall World Cups during the 2013–14 ISU Speed Skating World Cup season, Russia earned the following start quotas:a

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Igor Bogolyubskiy 1000 m N/A 1:12.85 39
Artyom Kuznetsov 500 m 35.51 28 35.14 10 70.66 19
Denis Koval 500 m 35.19 14 35.24 15 70.44 13
Dmitry Lobkov 500 m 35.5 27 35.36 18 70.88 23
1000 m N/A 1:10.65 27
Aleksandr Rumyantsev 5000 m N/A 6:24.93 11
Yevgeny Seryayev 10000 m N/A 13:28.61 9
Ivan Skobrev 1500 m N/A 1:47.62 18
5000 m N/A 6:19.83 7
Aleksey Suvorov 1500 m N/A 1:48.11 25
Aleksey Yesin 500 m 35.09 10 35.41 19 70.5 16
1000 m N/A 1:09.93 18
1500 m N/A 1:48.10 24
Denis Yuskov 1000 m N/A 1:09.81 17
1500 m N/A 1:45.37 4
5000 m N/A 6:19.51 6
Women
Olga Graf won bronze in the 3000 m
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Anna Chernova 5000 m N/A 7:08.71 9
Olga Fatkulina 500 m 37.57 2 37.49 2 75.06 2nd, silver medalist(s)
1000 m N/A 1:15.08 4
1500 m N/A 1:57.88 9
Angelina Golikova 500 m 38.82 18 38.85 22 77.68 18
Olga Graf 3000 m N/A 4:03.47 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
5000 m N/A 6:55.77 4
Yekaterina Lobysheva 500 m 39.202 25 39.04 24 78.24 25
1000 m N/A 1:17.31 20
1500 m N/A 1:57.70 8
Yekaterina Malysheva 500 m 38.78 16 38.76 18 77.55 17
Yuliya Skokova 1000 m N/A 1:17.02 16
1500 m N/A 1:56.45 5
3000 m N/A 4:09.35 8
Yekaterina Shikhova 1000 m N/A 1:17.01 15
1500 m N/A 1:58.09 10
3000 m N/A 4:14.97 20
Team pursuit
Athlete Event Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Rank
Aleksandr Rumyantsev
Ivan Skobrev
Aleksey Yesin
Denis Yuskov
Men's team pursuit  South Korea (KOR)
L 3:44.22
Did not advance Final C
 Norway (NOR)
L 3:49.85
6
Olga Graf
Yekaterina Lobysheva
Yuliya Skokova
Yekaterina Shikhova
Women's team pursuit  Canada (CAN)
W 3:01.53
 Poland (POL)
L 3:02.09
Final B
 Japan (JPN)
W 2:59.73
3rd, bronze medalist(s)

^a Russia earned the max quotas (ten women and ten men) for speed skating,[35] but only eight women competed. Viktoriya Filyushkina was a reserve for ladies' 3000 meter[36] and Lada Zadonskaya was a reserve for ladies' 5000 meter.[37] Both women qualified and were included in the Russian speed skating squad but didn't get to compete.

Doping scandal after Olympics[edit]

In December 2014, German public broadcaster ARD aired a documentary which made wide-ranging allegations that Russia organized a state-run doping program which supplied their athletes with performance-enhancing drugs.[38] In November 2015, Russia's track and field team was provisionally suspended by the IAAF.[39]

In May 2016, The New York Times published allegations by the former director of Russia's anti-doping laboratory, Grigory Rodchenkov, that a conspiracy of corrupt anti-doping officials, FSB intelligence agents, and compliant Russian athletes used banned substances to gain an unfair advantage during the Games.[40] Rodchenkov stated that the FSB tampered with over 100 urine samples as part of a cover-up, and that at least fifteen of the Russian medals won at Sochi were the result of doping.[40][41][42][43]

In December, 2016, following the release of the McLaren report on Russian doping at the Sochi Olympics, the International Olympic Committee announced the initiation of an investigation of 28 Russian athletes at the Sochi Olympic Games. Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport reported the names of 17 athletes, of whom 15 are among the 28 under investigation.[44][45] The Russian team potentially could be stripped of up to 12 Olympic medals.

Three ladies artistic skaters were named as being under investigation. They are Adelina Sotnikova, the singles gold medalist, as well as pairs skaters Tatiana Volosozhar and Ksenia Stolbova. Volosozhar and Stolbova won gold and silver medals, respectively, in pairs skating. Both also won gold medals in the team event, which also puts the other eight team medalists at risk of losing their golds.

Six skiers were suspended from competition on the basis of the McLaren report: Evgeniy Belov, Alexander Legkov, Alexey Petukhov, Maxim Vylegzhanin, Yulia Ivanova, and Yevgeniya Shapovalova. Legkov won a gold medal, and Vylegzhanin won three silver medals.

The International Biathlon Union suspended two biathletes who were in the Sochi games: Olga Vilukhina and Yana Romanova, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport. Vilukhina won silver in sprint, and both women were on a relay team that won the silver medal.

The International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation suspended four skeleton sliders. They are among the six athletes on the skeleton team: Nikita Tregubov, Alexander Tretyakov, Elena Nikitina, Maria Orlova, and Olga Potylitsina. Tretyakov won a gold medal, and Nikitina won a bronze.

See also[edit]

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