Moscow, Jan 25 (CNMSports) The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) has said it is not aware of any facts behind allegations of Russian volleyballers being tested positive for doping substances at the 2012 London Olympics or any moves to strip Russia of its gold medal.
On Monday, Giba, the Brazilian men's volleyball team head at the 2012 Games, claimed on national television that seven Russian volleyball players doped and said he would seek to strip Russia of its medal. Russia won gold in 2012 after defeating Brazil 3-2, reports Sputnik.
"As of now, the FIVB has not been informed of any athletes, including those mentioned in the Independent Person's Report (McLaren Report) issued last month, having tested positive for samples collected during the London Games," the federation's press department head Richard Baker told R-Sport on Tuesday.
"Therefore, the FIVB is not aware of an examination of the medal reallocation from the London Games by the International Olympic Committee, which is the entity responsible for awarding medals at the Olympic Games, at this time. All eyes on Raina, Nehra in first T20I vs England"