BERLIN – Norway’s Tora Bergerova and Finland’s Kaisa Makarinen won the Biathlon World Cup in the 2013/2014 season after disqualifying Russian Olga Zaghivova. The International Biathlon Federation (IBU) decided on Tuesday, which came in response to the ruling of the International Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in the doping case of Russian athletes.
CAS has determined that Zajceva has been retroactively disqualified from nine races for the 2013/2014 World Cup. After that, the results had to be recalculated. Berger had a four-point lead over Makarinen, and finished Finland five points behind Norway in the original standings.
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So the IBU decided to award an overall victory to both. “Since it was impossible to replicate the same conditions for the two athletes they had in the last races of the season, and in the spirit of fair play, the IBU Executive Committee decided to award two large crystal balls,” The Department of Political Affairs quoted the ITU statement. Both athletes will receive next year’s awards during the upcoming World Cup event. Norway will also pay additional premiums.
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