An IOC panel has found Russian biathlete Olga Pyleva guilty of using carphedon, a banned stimulant. As a result, Pyleva loses her silver medal--the first such incident at the Winter Games.
Dr. Nikolai Durmanov, who heads the Russian Anti-Doping Committee, blamed Pyleva's doctor for giving her a medication containing carphedon to treat an ankle injury. Said Durmanov, "This was 100 percent the physician's mistake."
It is unclear how else Pyleva may be penalized. But the larger question is what will happen to the doctor.
"Send him to Siberia!" you say?
Actually, the doctor is from Krasnoyarsk. Which is in Siberia.
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