The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has said that it has no intention of reinvestigating Russian figure skater Sotnikova, who made waves last month with her so-called “positive doping confession.
“The IOC sent a reply to the Korean Olympic Committee’s query on whether it intends to reinvestigate Sotnikova’s doping allegations on the 4th,” an official from the International Exchange Department of the Korean Olympic Committee (KOC) said on July 7. “The IOC informed us that it has no plans to reinvestigate Sotnikova’s doping allegations, stating that the analysis of her samples had already been completed at the time of the massive doping allegations against all Russian athletes in 2017.”
Sotnikova made waves earlier this month when she appeared on a Russian YouTube show and confessed to testing positive for doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. If Sotnikova’s comments were true, she would have been stripped of the gold medal she won in Sochi, and South Korea’s Kim Yeon-ah, who won the silver, could have been crowned the gold medalist.
The KOC sent a letter to the IOC shortly after the story broke, asking for clarification and whether Sotnikova would be retested for doping.
In a letter to the Athletes’ Union, the IOC said, “The IOC has already re-analyzed the samples of all Russian athletes from 2017, when the state doping of Russian athletes came to light. 카지노사이트킴 Sotnikova’s sample was also analyzed and there was no indication of a doping violation.”
This means that the controversy over Sotnikova’s confession of a positive doping test is likely to end without any further investigation by the IOC.