Sports Correspondent Germany-Eastern Europe
Karolos's Feed
Feb 21, 2014

Olympics-German former champ, Italian athlete test positive for drugs in Sochi

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 21 (Reuters) – Germany’s two-time Olympic cross-country skiing champion Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle and Italian four-man bobsleigh member William Frullani were thrown out of the Sochi Olympics on Friday after testing positive for drugs.

Sachenbacher-Stehle, who was competing in the biathlon in Sochi but did not win a medal, tested positive for the stimulant methylhexanamin with the second sample tested on Friday.

Feb 21, 2014

Olympics-Italy bobsledder Frullani tests positive in Sochi – team

SOCHI, Russia , Feb 21 (Reuters) – Italian bobsleigh athlete William Frullani has tested positive for a banned substance at the Sochi Winter Olympics and will not compete with the team on Sunday, Italian officials said on Friday.

Frullani is the second athlete to test positive for drugs at the Games. The German ski federation said earlier on Friday one of their biathletes had also failed a doping test for a stimulant. It did not name the athlete.

Feb 21, 2014

German athlete returns abnormal doping test in Sochi

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – An unnamed German athlete has returned an abnormal doping sample at the Sochi Winter Games and a second sample will be tested later on Friday to determine the presence of banned substances, the German Olympic Committee (DOSB) said.

The DOSB said it was informed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Thursday evening and a disciplinary commission would convene later in the day after the athlete’s B sample was tested.

Feb 21, 2014

Olympics-German athlete returns abnormal doping test in Sochi

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 21 (Reuters) – An unnamed German athlete has returned an abnormal doping sample at the Sochi Winter Games and a second sample will be tested later on Friday to determine the presence of banned substances, the German Olympic Committee (DOSB) said.

The DOSB said it was informed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Thursday evening and a disciplinary commission would convene later in the day after the athlete’s B sample was tested.

Feb 20, 2014

Ukraine team members leave Games in support of protesters

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Two members of Ukraine’s Olympics team decided on Thursday to pull out of the Sochi Winter Games in support of demonstrators back home after widespread anti-government protests left dozens dead and hundreds injured.

Alpine skier Bogdana Matsotska and her coach and father Oleg Matsotskyy said they had withdrawn from Russia’s first Winter Games in protest at Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovich and his government.

Feb 20, 2014

We will not be big spenders, says Almaty 2022 bid

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Kazakhstan’s Almaty, bidding to host the 2022 winter Olympics, has no plans to emulate the Sochi Games and will be spending only a fraction of what the Russians have invested, bid officials said on Thursday.

Almaty is making another run for the winter Games after failing to make the shortlist for the 2014 Olympics which were eventually awarded to Sochi.

Feb 20, 2014

Olympics-We will not be big spenders, says Almaty 2022 bid

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 20 (Reuters) – Kazakhstan’s Almaty, bidding to host the 2022 winter Olympics, has no plans to emulate the Sochi Games and will be spending only a fraction of what the Russians have invested, bid officials said on Thursday.

Almaty is making another run for the winter Games after failing to make the shortlist for the 2014 Olympics which were eventually awarded to Sochi.

Feb 20, 2014

Some Ukraine team members leave Games: IOC

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Some members of Ukraine’s Sochi Olympics team have decided to leave the Winter Games as widespread anti-government protests back home have left dozens dead and hundreds injured, the International Olympic Committee said on Thursday.

“I believe some of them have decided to return home and (Ukraine Olympic Committee president) Sergey Bubka has said he absolutely respects every individual’s right to make their own decision,” said IOC spokesman Mark Adams.

Feb 20, 2014

Olympics-Some Ukraine team members leave Games – IOC

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 20 (Reuters) – Some members of Ukraine’s Sochi Olympics team have decided to leave the Winter Games as widespread anti-government protests back home have left dozens dead and hundreds injured, the International Olympic Committee said on Thursday.

“I believe some of them have decided to return home and (Ukraine Olympic Committee president) Sergey Bubka has said he absolutely respects every individual’s right to make their own decision,” said IOC spokesman Mark Adams.

Feb 19, 2014

“Shocked” Ukraine Olympic chief Bubka urges end to violence

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Ukrainian Olympic Committee chief and former pole vault champion Sergey Bubka on Wednesday called for an end to violence in his country as Ukraine’s athletes struggled to focus on competing at the Sochi Winter Games.

“I’m shocked by what is happening in my native country,” said Bubka, who is also an adviser to the president of Ukraine and an Executive Board member of the International Olympic Committee. “Deep condolences to all victims in Ukraine.

    • About Karolos

      "I am based in Berlin and am covering sports in Germany and Eastern Europe. I am also responsible for covering the International Olympic Committee."
    • Follow Karolos