Olga Medvedtseva

Olga Valeryevna Medvedtseva (Russian: Ольга Валерьевна Медведцева), former Pyleva (Russian: Пылёва), née Zamorozova (Russian: Заморозова), (born 7 July 1975) is a former Russian biathlete.

Olga Medvedtseva
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Full nameOlga Valeryevna Medvedtseva
Born (1975-07-07) July 7, 1975 (age 45)
Borodino, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Soviet Union
Height1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Ski clubCSKA Moscow
World Cup career
Individual wins10
Indiv. podiums37
Medal record
Women's biathlon
Representing  Russia
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2002 Salt Lake City 10 km pursuit
Gold medal – first place 2010 Vancouver 4 × 6 km relay
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Salt Lake City 4 × 7.5 km relay
Disqualified 2006 Turin 15 km individual
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2000 Oslo 4 × 7.5 km relay
Gold medal – first place 2001 Pokljuka 4 × 7.5 km relay
Gold medal – first place 2004 Oberhof 15 km individual
Gold medal – first place 2005 Hochfilzen 4 × 6 km relay
Gold medal – first place 2005 Khanty-Mansiysk Mixed relay
Gold medal – first place 2009 Pyeongchang 4 × 6 km relay
Silver medal – second place 2002 Oslo 12.5 km mass start
Silver medal – second place 2004 Oberhof 4 × 6 km relay
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Hochfilzen 12.5 km mass start
Updated on January 23, 2010.

At the 2002 Winter Olympics she won an individual gold medal in the 10 km pursuit, as well as the bronze medal in the team relay.

Pyleva also won twice at the Holmenkollen ski festival biathlon competition during the 2004–05 season in the sprint and pursuit events.

She retired after the 2009–10 season.[1]

Doping offense and disqualification in 2006Edit

At the 2006 Winter Olympics she won the silver in the women's 15 km individual race, but on February 16, 2006, she was disqualified from further competition for failing a drug test when she tested positive for the stimulant carphedon. The International Olympic Committee panel found her guilty, and she was expelled from the games and stripped of her medal. She was then banned for two years from competition, and the authorities in Turin started a criminal investigation into the matter. The head of the Russian Anti-Doping Committee claimed that Pyleva took an over-the-counter medication for an ankle injury prescribed by her personal doctor who is not a team doctor, which contained carphedon.[2]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Kokesh, Jerry (23 November 2010). "Russia Focuses on World Championships". Biathlonworld. International Biathlon Union. Archived from the original on 26 December 2014. Retrieved 25 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Russian Biathlete Expelled From Torino for Doping | Fox News". 2006-02-16. Retrieved 2016-08-06.

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