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IOC strips Russia of 2012 Olympic silver in women’s 4x400 m relay event over doping

February 01, 12:18 UTC+3

The IOC stresses athlete Antonina Krivoshapka tested positive for doping

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Antonina Krivoshapka

Antonina Krivoshapka

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MOSCOW, February 1. /TASS/. The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday ruled to withdraw Russia’s silver medal in the women’s 4x400m relay event at the 2012 Olympics in London after athlete Antonina Krivoshapka tested positive for doping.

"Re-analysis of Krivoshapka’s samples from London 2012 resulted in a positive test for the prohibited substance dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (turinabol)," the IOC said in a statement.

"The Russian Federation team is disqualified from the women’s 4x400m relay event. The corresponding medals, medallist pins and diplomas are withdrawn and shall be returned," the IOC said.

Other Russian athletes who took part in the relay event are Yulia Gushchina, Tatiana Firova, Natalia Antyukh, Anastasia Kapachinskaya and Natalia Nazarova.

The IOC also said that Russia’s Vera Ganeeva competing in the women’s discus throw event in which she ranked 23rd, has been disqualified from the 2012 Olympic Games London after the re-analysis of her samples resulted in a positive test for dehydrochloromethyltestosterone (turinabol).

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