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MOSCOW, October 26. /TASS/. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) ruled on Wednesday to strip Russian runner Ekaterina Volkova of her bronze medal, won at the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing in 3,000-meter steeplechase, following positive results of her doping sample’s reanalysis.
"Ekaterina Volkova, 38, of Russia, competing in the women’s 3000m steeplechase event (round 1 and final) in which she ranked 3rd and for which she was awarded a bronze medal, has been disqualified from the Olympic Games Beijing 2008," the IOC said in its statement.
The Russian national team finished the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in the third place of medals standings having won a total of 73 medals (23 gold, 21 silver and 29 bronze).
The Executive Board of the world’s governing Olympic body convened a special session on May 17 discussing efforts of stepping up the fight against the drugs cheats and furnish measures to protect clean athletes ahead of the Olympics in Rio. As part of its anti-doping efforts, IOC ordered reanalysis of doping samples of athletes from 2008 Olympics in Beijing and 2012 Olympics in London.
Following two rounds of re-testing, over 100 Olympians were reported to test positive for banned substances - at least 60 from the 2008 Games and some 40 from the 2012 Games. Among them were over 25 medalists from both Olympics.