Officials are still refusing to comment on a legal case concerning the outcome of the team figure skating competition at the Winter Olympics in Beijing.

Medals for the event, which concluded on Monday, are yet to be awarded amid widespread reports of a doping issue that may yet affect the outcome.

International Olympic Committee spokesman Mark Adams refused to elaborate on the situation during a media briefing on Thursday, saying only that the situation had "legal implications".

The team representing the Russian Olympic Committee swept to an expected gold medal at the event, beating the United States into silver with Japan in third.

Both the International Skating Union and the International Testing Agency mirrored the IOC's stance in short statements.

An ITA spokesperson said: "The ITA is aware of the various reports circulating regarding the postponed medal ceremony for the figure skating team event.

"Any announcement connected to these events would always be publicly issued on the ITA’s website and not commented on otherwise. No such announcement has been published to date."