Zubkov, who now is president of Russia’s bobsled federation, and Fatkulina also were permanently banned from future Olympics.
An investigation completed last year by Canadian attorney Richard McLaren found that the Russian government doped more than 1,000 Olympic athletes in 30 sports between 2011 and 2015, tainting the country’s results at the 2012 London Summer Olympics, the 2013 track and field world championships and the 2014 Sochi Games.
The IOC will announce early next month whether it will ban Russian athletes from next year’s Winter Olympics in PyeongChang as further punishment for the doping scheme. It did not issue a blanket ban of Russian athletes for last year’s Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, ruling that individual sports federations could decide whether specially vetted Russians could compete as “neutral” athletes. That option apparently is on the table again, though Russian sports leaders have said they would boycott the PyeongChang Games if their athletes aren’t allowed to compete under the Russian flag.
Last week, the World Anti-Doping Agency announced that it would not lift its suspension of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency because of the country’s refusal to officially admit to the doping scheme and its refusal to turn over doping samples collected during the time of the cheating.