Team Russia lost the first place in the medal standings of the winter Olympic games 2014 in Sochi after the international Olympic Committee (IOC) has deprived Russia two gold medals in bobsleigh.

Recall that the Russian bobsledder Alexander Zubkov November 24, was stripped of two gold medals of the Olympic games-2014 in Sochi for the anti-doping rule violation and barred for life from participation in Competitions. This decision was made by results of work of the IOC, headed by Denis Oswald.

"The results of the athlete in competitions twos and fours cancelled. All medals, badges and diplomas must be returned to the IOC", — stated in the message on the website of the Committee.

To disqualification Zubkova, Russia lost another six medals won at the Olympics in Sochi. We are talking about the four awards in ski racing and two in skeleton. Having caught the Russian skiers in the anti-doping rule violation, the IOC took the gold from Alexander passenger cars (at a distance of 50 km), silver men's relay (4x10 km) and two silver — Maxim Vylegzhanin (in the race for 50 km and in the men's team sprint classic). Two more medals of Russia lost after the disqualification of Alexander Tretyakov and Yelena Nikitina, who won respectively gold and bronze in the skeleton.

As a result of these decisions, Russia has lost first place in the unofficial team standings Olympics in 2014. On account of the hosts of the Olympics now 10 gold medals — one less than team of Norway (11-6-12). At the moment Russia (10-7-7) dropped to third place, behind even Canada (10-10-5).

IOC 5 Dec will announce a decision on whether the act of the Russian athletes at the Olympics-2018 in Pyeongchang. The verdict will be made by the Executive Committee of the organization based on the work of two commissions of the IOC. First, the Commission is re-test of samples of Russians, taken at the Olympics in Sochi. Second, the Commission checks the information on state intervention in the Russian anti-doping system.