Olympic medals in team figure skating delayed by legal issue


BEIJING (AP) — The winners in the team figure skating competition at the Beijing Olympics still have not received their medals two days later because of what the IOC says are “legal issues.”

The ceremony to award the Russian team the gold medals, the United States silver and Japan bronze was pulled from its scheduled slot late Tuesday.

IOC spokesman Mark Adams says a “legal consultation” is required with the governing body of skating.

Details of the case were not specified. Adams says “we have athletes that have won medals involved.” Any disqualification would likely lead to an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Canada placed fourth.

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