Sochi will not host Bobsleigh & Skeleton World Championships 2017
Published: December 14, 2016
International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) has said that the Russian city of Sochi will not host the 2017 Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Championships as the country has been accused of state-sponsored doping. A recent report released on 9th December has held that more than thousand Russians got benefited from a doping cover-up between 2011 and 2015. The IBSF has said that it will name a new host city in the forthcoming days for the event, which is scheduled to be held in February 2017.
In sports, use of any illegal performance enhancing drugs or methods is called doping. Use of drugs and unfair means is “unethical”, and “goes against the spirit of sports”.