The German specialist Wolfgang Pichler, 2011 and 2014 worked with the women of the women’s team will not be able to obtain accreditation for the Olympic games in Pyeongchang, which will be held on 9-25 February 2018. Earlier, the international Olympic Committee (IOC) adopted a decision according to which the coaches who worked with the convicted of doping violations by the Russian athletes will be suspended from participation in the Games.
IOC recognized Yana Romanova and Olga Zaitseva had worked with Pichler found guilty of violating anti-doping rules at the Olympics in Sochi. Both biathlete disqualified for life, their results on the 2014 Games cancelled.
Currently Pichler heads the team of Sweden. “Today we received the final decision of the IOC concerning the participation of Pichler in the Olympics in 2018. He denied accreditation to the Games in Pyeongchang”, — quotes the head of the Union of biathletes of Sweden Olle Dalina Sveriges Radio .