Russia suggests setting up international coalition for demining operations in SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 25, 1:08
One person dies in fire at gunpowder factory in Russia's KazanWorld March 24, 21:47
Russia's 'Gentlefan' baton passed on to Krasnodar ahead of Cote d’Ivoire friendlySport March 24, 21:34
Brazil’s football star Carlos: Germany, Portugal to meet in 2017 Confederations Cup finalSport March 24, 20:45
Belarus to stamp on any conflict unleashed as in Ukraine, president saysWorld March 24, 19:41
Russia to stage best ever edition of FIFA Confederations Cup this year — Brazil’s CarlosSport March 24, 19:28
Jehovah’s Witnesses say they have no suspension orders from Justice Ministry yetSociety & Culture March 24, 19:10
Islamic State claims responsibility for attack on National Guard base in ChechnyaWorld March 24, 18:51
Eurovision organizers set to find solution for Russia's contestant to perfom in KievWorld March 24, 18:46
GENEVA, August 17. /TASS/. Russia’s national track and field team has been stripped of the 2008 Olympic Games gold medal in the 4x100 meter relay race due to a positive doping test of runner Yulia Chermoshanskaya, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said in a statement.
The decision, which took effect immediately, was made as a result of double-checking 2008 Olympic Games doping tests. Chermoshanskaya’s sample tested positive for two banned substances - stanozolol and turinabol.
Yevgeniya Polyakova, Aleksandra Fedoriva and Yulia Gushchina took part in the relay race with Chermoshanskaya. From now on, Russia’s 4x100m relay race national team has been officially suspended.
Russia’s Olympic Committee should return the gold medals to the IOC as soon as possible.