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Two Sochi athletes took drugs
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An Austrian cross-country skier and a Polish bobsledder have been found guilty of doping offences at the 2014 Winter Olympics

Posted April 10, 2014 - Edited: Thursday April 17, 2014

The Austrian, Johannes Duerr, and the Polish man, Daniel Zalewski, have tested positive for banned substances.

The IOC released the findings this week.

Daniel Zalewski was in the four-man team so the whole team has been penalised and its performance has been declared null and void.

Duerr, 27, tested positive on 22nd February for the banned substance, recombinant erythropoietin (EPO). 

He is disqualified from the men's 15km + 15km skiathlon event where he was placed 8th.

Zalewski, 22, tested positive on 22nd February for the banned substance, N-ethyl-1-phenylbutan-2-amine.

The four-man bobsleigh team, composed of Dawid Kupczyk, Daniel Zalewski, Michal Kasperowicz and Pawel Mroz, has been disqualified. It placed 27th.

After each event, the IOC systematically carried out tests on the top five finishers plus two at random.

The IOC also performed unannounced out-of-competition tests.

 Over the course of the Sochi Games, the IOC carried out some 2,812 tests - the most at any Olympic Winter Games.

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