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Belarus biathlete wins 2014 Sochi Olympics bronze. In 2017

Belarusian skier Sergei Dolidovich will get the men's 50 km bronze of the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi after Russians Aleksandr Legkov and Maxim Veligzhanin were disqualified. Despite the good news the athlete has wrote on his page on Facebook that he does not feel any particular emotions.

During all these proceedings with doping, I had no thoughts on this matter. I knew they would punish someone, since all these investigations cost millions. I have not talked with the punished Russians for a long time but we are good pals, we competed only during biathlon races.

Now I'm sitting in Finland, the nearest town is about 70 km apart. I am receiving congratulations, but I have no emotions. I talked with my family and we discussed everything. The younger daughter sang a song to me with my wife. That's all.

I think that the whole process of obtaining the medal will be delayed for a long time. I do not know about the prize money, but my teammates say that I will not get it," Sergei Dolidovich wrote.

In August 2017, Sergei Dolidovich raised funds through crowdfunding for preparing for his 7th Olympics.

"I will not be particularly happy about the disqualification of the [Russian] guys. If the decision was made now and I was given the Sochi medal, I would maybe sell it and get ready for the seventh Olympics for this money," said Dolidovich.

The 2014 Sochi Olympics was the most successful for Belarus, which won six medals, and if this medal is confirmed, there will be seven awards.

Star Darya Domracheva won three golds and then was awarded the title of the Hero of Belarus.

Other golds were won by freestyle skiers Anton Kushnir and Alla Tsuper. One of the best biathlon shooters of Belarus Nadezhda Skardino brought the country bronze.

Sergei Dolidovich