Share “Russian appeal over skiathlon bronze rejected”

Russian appeal over skiathlon bronze rejected

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 11, 2014 at 9:53 am •  Published: February 11, 2014

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — The International Ski Federation has rejected an appeal by Russia over the Olympic bronze medal in the men's cross-country skiathlon after a Norwegian skier impeded his Russian rival in the final sprint.

FIS says its appeals commission upheld a jury decision to let Martin Johnsrud Sundby keep the bronze, despite having crossed into the lane of Maxim Vylegzhanin just before the finish. Sundby beat Vylegzhanin by 0.1 seconds in a race won by Dario Cologna of Switzerland.

Russia protested after the race, and a jury ruled that Sundby had broken the rules but that it didn't affect the outcome of the race because he was already ahead of Vylegzhanin.

FIS said its appeals committee "has supported the jury decision" to only give Sundby a written reprimand.


  1. 1
    Crime on the decline in Tulsa Housing Authority housing complexes
  2. 2
    Clinton aide may have 'delivered favors' for friends, IG finds
  3. 3
    Reba McEntire and husband Narvel Blackstock announce separation
  4. 4
    Firefighters battling north OKC apartment fire
  5. 5
    Puzzling area between Edmond, Guthrie illustrates one of many challenges facing earthquake experts
+ show more


× Trending sports Article