Podchufarova set to join Russian Olympic team

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 4, 2014 at 11:47 am •  Published: February 4, 2014

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — World junior champion Olga Podchufarova is set to join the Russian team at the Sochi Olympics as a replacement for Irina Starykh, who withdrew last week after discovering she failed a doping test in October.

The Russian Biathlon Union released a statement Tuesday saying it would apply to the International Olympic Committee to have Podchufarova added to the squad.

The RBU said Podchufarova would join the squad on Feb. 11.