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SOCHI, February 10. /ITAR-TASS/. Norwegian skier Marit Bjorgen might be deprived of the gold medal she won in cross-country ski race Feb. 8 due to violation of the IOC rule prohibiting any form of sales promotion during the Games, Norwegian media report Monday.
"Bjorgen could really lose her gold medal," marketing director of the IOC said. "Of course, nobody is planning to deprive her of the medal right now, but if it continues, the consequences wil be very sad."
Marit Bjorgen came first in cross-country ski race with a result of 38.33,6 seconds.
The silver medal went to Charlotte Kalla from Sweden (38.35,4), and another Norwegian athlete Heidi Weng (38.35,4) won the bronze.
Among Russian skiers the best result was shown by Yulia Chekaleva, who came 15th (40.11,4). Natalia Zhukova came 31st (40.15,5), Olga Kuznetsova — 21st (40.43,2), and Irina Khazova — 28th (41.00,3).
Cross-country skiing is a race that consists of two stages. On the first stage, the athletes run in classic style, and on the second — in freestyle.