Russia’s Olympic bobsleigh champion Trunenkov banned for four years
31 January 2017 | 2:07 pm
Olympic champion Bobsleigher Dmitriy Trunenkov becomes the latest Russian sportsman to be banned for violating anti-doping rules.
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