The Russian national team has been deprived of first place in the medal count at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games following the IOC’s decision to strip Russia of another two gold medals.
Most recently, Russian bobsledders Alexander Zubkov and Olga Stulvena were deprived of two golds medals, which followed the IOC decision to strip two other national athletes, speed skaters Olga Fatkukina and Alexander Rumyantsev, who were also disqualified for life.
Following the IOC decision, the Russian team has 10 gold medals, one less than Norway which has been granted first place in the Sochi Olympics.
In 2016, after an investigation of the independent commission of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) under the leadership of Richard McLaren on the alleged use of doping by Russian athletes, the International Olympic Committee created two commissions to re-check the samples of athletes who had participated in the Sochi Olympics.
As a result of a probe led by Denis Oswald, Russia has been deprived of a total of 6 medals, with four of them in skiing.
The Olympic Games in Sochi were held in the Russian resort city of Sochi from February 7 until February 23, 2014, with the Russian team earning 13 gold, 11 silver and 9 bronze medals.
While the IOC is expected to decide on whether Russian athletes will be allowed to compete in the 2018 Olympics in December, Russian investigators have concluded that McLaren report's arguments of an alleged doping tests swap were baseless.
Most recently, Putin has yet again stated that there are cases of doping use in national sports, as well as in many other countries, adding that Russia is addressing them.
At the same time, WADA’s Foundation Board's has decided to approve the recommendation by the Independent Compliance Review Committee to declare the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) non-compliant with the anti-doping code, however, WADA President Craig Reedie noted that RUSADA has been "90 percent" reinstated.