February 11, 2014; Krasnaya Polyana, RUSSIA; Tora Berger (NOR, 10) and Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle (GER, 11) compete in the women's 10km pursuit biathlon during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Laura Cross-Country Ski and Biathlon Center. Mandatory Photo Credit: Eric Bolte, USA Today Sports

Sochi athletes Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle and William Frullani sent home for doping

Considering all of the controversies that have bubbled up during these Olympics, it’s about darn time some athletes were busted for doping.

Two Olympians — German biathlete Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle and Italian bobsleigher William Frullani — were sent home from Sochi on Friday after having tested positive for methylhexanamine with A and B samples.

Sachenbacher-Stehle, who won gold medals at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City and the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, called the situation nightmarish:
“This is the worst nightmare you could imagine. I can’t explain how the doping test could be positive.”

She continued: “I can only expressly assure everyone concerned that I at no time consciously took forbidden substances and I will be doing everything to have this cleared up completely.”

Frullani, a former decathletes, was scheduled to compete in the bobsleigh competition beginning Saturday.

Germany has won 16 medals (eight golds, four silvers, and four bronzes) in Sochi so far, while Italy has won eight (two silvers and six bronzes).

[Source: Inside the Games]

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