Russian relay team stripped of London 2012 silver medals
IOC announced Antonina Krivoshapka tested positive following re-analysis of samples
Russia’s Antonina Krivoshapka: her positive test for the steroid turinabol has resulted in the women’s 4x400 metres relay team losing their silver medal from the London Games. Photograph: Getty Images
The IOC on Wednesday announced three further anti-doping rule violations following re-analysis of samples from Beijing 2008 and London 2012, taking the total to 101.
Krivoshapka tested positive for the steroid turinabol and her sixth-placed finish in the 400m individual event and Russia’s second-placed finish in the relay event have been wiped from the record books.
Russian discus thrower Vera Ganeeva tested positive for the same substance and her 23rd-placed finish at London 2012 has been expunged from the records.
Turkish boxer Adem Kilicci, who reached the quarter-finals of the middleweight (67-75kg), also tested positive for turinabol and was disqualified.
The three positive tests took the total to 40 adverse findings from 492 samples re-analysed from the London 2012 Olympics.
Of the 1,053 samples re-analysed from the Beijing 2008 Olympics, 61 have been positive to date.