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Olympic Notes: PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Games Partners With Ottobock

The PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games named Ottobock its official prosthetic, orthotic and wheelchair technical service provider. Ottobock has been a Paralympic supporter since the Seoul 1988 Games. Its service has expanded and by London 2012, the multi-national team had grown to 80 technicians working in the Paralympic Village and all competition and training venues, plus a mobile support unit. In PyeongChang, it will provide a repair service center for prosthetics, orthotics and wheelchairs (IPC).

Four more Russian cross-country skiers were found "guilty of doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics" on Thursday, including Silver Medalist Maxim Vylegzhanin. The Russian Cross-Country Ski Federation said that the four have been disqualified by the IOC and banned from all future Olympics. The other three skiers found guilty are Alexei Petukhov, Yulia Ivanova and Evgenia Shapovalova. Vylegzhanin won three Silver Medals in Sochi, but none of the others won a medal (AP, 11/9).