Remember how everybody was in an uproar following the results of the '2014 Sochi Olympics' when Adelina Sotnikova took the gold medal while Kim Yuna took the silver? Looks like the fight is not over even two years after the fact.
On December 24, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) revealed that they were investigating into the possible doping of 28 Russian athletes during the Olympics. If this is the case, then the many medals the Russian athletes won would be passed onto those who placed immediately after them. A list of those who secretly substituted their urine samples was created and on that list is the name of the gold medalist figure skater, Adelina Sotnikova. If indeed she is discovered and proven to have been doping, the gold medal would be passed down to silver medalist Kim Yuna automatically.
On top of that, IOC claimed that based on the results of the investigation, Russia's representative teams and athletes would be prohibited from participating in the '2018 Pyeongchang Olympics.' The IOC is also planning to reexamine the blood samples from the athletes who participated in the 2010 Vancouver competitions.
Gian-Franco Kasper of the IOC stated, "Russia's behavior is severely harming the purity of sports. We will find a way to take proper measures against this."
Meanwhile, in the 'Sochi Olympics,' Russia gathered a total of thirteen gold medals, placing first. In the case of doping being proven, Norway, which was second, would then place first in the 'Sochi Olympics.'