Lausanne - Russian
bobsled federation president Alexander Zubkov and four others have been
provisionally suspended for doping in fallout from the Sochi Olympics.
The International Bobsled and Skeleton Federation says it
has imposed interim bans on the five Russians "based on the reasoned
awards issued by the Court of Arbitration for Sport."
CAS this year upheld the five disqualifications from the
Sochi Games by an IOC disciplinary panel for benefiting from a state-backed
scheme to swap steroid-tainted samples for clean urine.
Zubkov was stripped his two-man and four-man bobsled titles.
The other Russians provisionally suspended are Alexey Voevoda, Alexander
Kasyanov, Aleksei Pushkarev and Ilvir Khuzin.
Kasyanov and Pushkarev competed last weekend in a two-man
World Cup event in Latvia. They placed 13th.