Team GB bobsledders await 2014 Winter Olympics bronze medals

There is still no update on whether the British four-man bobsleigh team from the 2014 Olympics will receive their belated bronze medals, ahead of the 2018 competition

The wait for Great Britain’s belated bronze medals in the bobsleigh at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics continues, ahead of the 2018 competition.

Great Britain’s four-man team finished fifth in the event four years ago, before eight members of the Russian team were suspended for doping offences.

The team were then upgraded to third, but it remains to be seen whether or when the Brits will receive their medals.

Englishman John Jackson piloted the team made up of Welshman Bruce Tasker, England’s Joel Fearon and Scotland’s Stuart Benson.

The International Olympic Committee disqualified Russian bobsledders Alexander Kasyanov, Aleksei Pushkarev and IIvir Khuzin following the 2016 McLaren report into doping.

The report said Russian athletes benefited from a state-sponsored doping programme between 2011 and 2015, citing “a cover-up that evolved from uncontrolled chaos to an institutionalised and disciplined medal-winning conspiracy”.

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