The former head of the bobsleigh Federation of Russia Alexander Zubkov declared that he would not return their Olympic medals. The international Olympic Committee had earlier disqualified him for doping and ordered to return the gold medals of the Sochi 2014 Olympics.
“Let me repeat: the medals I earned honestly with sweat and blood. To give them not! The IOC let them see my achievement stats, not one or two years, and for 15 years and try to prove that I cheated” — quoted athlete “Komsomolskaya Pravda”
Earlier, a Moscow court awarded the sportsman of the title “Olympic champion on the territory of the Russian Federation”, which allowed him to continue to receive a presidential scholarship.