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Russian wrestler Baroev disqualified from 2008 Olympics silver

November 17, 2016, 21:05 UTC+3

The IOC list has the names of 16 athletes, failing anti-doping tests at the Beijing Olympics

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MOSCOW, November 17./TASS/. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has disqualified Russian wrestler Khasan Baroev from the 2008 Beijing Olympics in which he won silver in the men’s 96-120 kg Greko-Roman wrestling event, after reanalysis of his samples from the Olympics resulted in a positive test for prohibited turinabol, the IOC press service reports.

All in all, the IOC list has the names of 16 athletes, failing anti-doping tests at the Beijing Olympics. Three more Russian athletes are on the list. Weightlifters Khadzhimurat Akkaev and Dmitry Lapikov have been stripped of bronze medals for testing positive for the prohibited substance dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (turinabol). The IOC has also disqualified Elena Slesarenko, who competed in the women’s high jump event in which she ranked fourth.

A total of 98 athletes tested positive for prohibited substances in in the first two sets of retesting by the IOC - 60 in the 2008 Olympics and 38 in 2012 Olympics.

All in all, 1,243 stored samples were reanalyzed from the Olympic Games Beijing 2008 and London 2012. Third and fourth retests will be made later.

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