IOC strips Russian high jumper of 2008 Olympic bronze over doping abuse

October 6, 2016 TASS
Anna Chicherova
Russian athlete Anna Chicherova placed third in the women's high jump final at the Olympic Games in Beijing. She cleared 2.03m and won the bronze medal. Source: Anton Denisov/RIA Novosti

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced on Oct. 6 its decision to strip Russian high jumper Anna Chicherova of the 2008 Olympic bronze after the reanalysis of her doping sample tested positive for the banned performance enhancing drug turinabol.

The IOC informed the Russian Olympic Committee in May that 14 Russian athletes were suspected of using doping at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing. Suspicions emerged against the Russians after their doping samples were re-examined at the initiative of the IOC.

Source: TASS

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