Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Lutai Banned For a Year

The Russian Figure Skating Federation has handed Andrei Lutai a one year ban from competition.

"For violating ethical norms of an athlete, the executive board excluded Andrei Lutai from the national team for a period of one year until Nov. 15, 2010," Russia's Figure Skating Federation (RFSF) said in a statement on Wednesday.

This of course means that Lutai no longer has a chance at competing in Vancouver at the Olympics.

After Skate America, Lutai was arrested on suspicion of stelaing a car and driving under the influence of alcohol. After spending several days in detention, he was allowed to return to St. Petersburg.

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