Print Edition - 2017-02-02  |  Sports Digest

Russia stripped of Olympic medal

- AFP, LAUSANNE

Feb 2, 2017-

Russia’s 4x400m women’s relay team was stripped of their London 2012 silver medal on Wednesday after the IOC named one of their athletes as a doping cheat. Using new technology the International Olympic Committee is retesting hundreds of stored samples from the 2012 and Beijing 2008 Games as part of its drive to clean up the drug-tainted Olympics. The latest to be snared is Antonina Krivoshapka, a 400m runner who was part of the Russian team.

Published: 02-02-2017 09:38

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