GB Olympic skeleton champion Yarnold may boycott Worlds in Russia

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Lizzy Yarnold may boycott Sochi world championships

British Olympic skeleton champion Lizzy Yarnold says she may boycott the 2017 World Championships in Sochi following claims of Russian state-sponsored doping.

The event will take place despite the International Olympic Committee’s McLaren report advising against the country hosting major sporting events.

Yarnold, who won gold in Sochi in 2014, said her sport is “by no means clean”.

The 28-year-old has recently returned to training after more than a year out.

A second McLaren report is due next month and is expected to clarify concerns about doping, specifically at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

“To have sportsmanship and to be clean. To stand on the start line and to have trust in the system and that at the moment… the system isn’t up to it.” said Yarnold.

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