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The International Olympic Committee is considering offering torches in place of Olympic medals to U.S. and Japanese figure skaters while they await a ruling on the doping case involving Russian skater Kamila Valieva, sources said Thursday.

The IOC said no medal ceremonies would be held in Beijing for events in which Valieva won a medal, preventing the Americans from receiving their silver medals in the team event and Japan its team bronze. Valieva helped the Russian team win gold.

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