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Winter Universiade 2019 comes to a close

The epic University Winter Games have come to a close, with just over 2,500 athletes competing in an exciting array of sports! The games were held in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, welcoming people to ‘#RealWinter’ which was the event hashtag for the year. The 11-day event included 11 sports. Including, Alpine Skiing, Cross-Country Skiing, Biathlon, Bandy, Curling, Figure Skating, Freestyle Skiing, Ice Hockey, Short Track Speed Skating, Ski Orienteering and Snowboard. From the battle between Russia and Canada in the Women’s Ice Hockey, to Japan’s Ikuma Horishima taking out the gold in the Dual Moguls, there’s been a whole heap of amazing moments during this year’s games. Here are some of the winners. Women’s Ice Hockey The hosts did it! Team Russia took gold after a hard-fought battle with Canada in the Women’s Ice Hockey Final. Gold: Russia Silver: Canada Bronze: Japan Men’s Ice Hockey And the hosts did it again -…

Austrian skier Max Hauke caught doping in Seefeld police raid

Image courtesy of The Times Uk. The Nordic skiing World Championships in Seefeld was hit with a doping scandal last week, after a video of Austrian skier Max Hauke with a doping needle in his arm leaked online. The video shows Hauke having a blood transfusion ahead of the men’s 15km race that took place on Wednesday. Former professional skiier Max Hauke gets caught #doping for the Ski World Cup. He takes a drug which enhances red blood cell count, removes the blood, then after dope tests transfuses the doped blood. He was caught mid transfusion pic.twitter.com/SKmsQAOzAf — vitaxnewsroom (@vitaxnewsroom) March 1, 2019 There were a number of police raids – in Erfurt, Germany, and at the championships in Seefeld, which resulted in the arrests of five elite skiers and four other people. Along with Hauke, Austrian Dominik Baldauf was also arrested. The others included four-time Olympian Alexei Poltoranin…