Chernova stripped of Olympic bronze after further doping violation

Sotherton had already been upgraded to a bronze in the 4x400 metres relay in Beijing
Sotherton had already been upgraded to a bronze in the 4x400 metres relay in Beijing
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28 April, 2017

In November past year, the Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled that Chernova must hand back her 2012 Olympic bronze and 2011 World Championship gold after it was revealed in 2015 a banned substance had been found in her system from a test in 2009.

Ennis-Hill is due to receive heptathlon gold from Daegu 2011 after she was upgraded from silver when Tatyana Chernova was stripped of her title last November following a doping offence.

Chernova's urine sample revealed traces of turinabol in a retesting program of Beijing and 2012 London Olympics athletes, the International Olympic Committee said on Monday.

Sotherton, who won a surprise bronze medal in the heptathlon at the 2004 Games, had already been upgraded to a bronze in the 4x400m relay in Beijing thanks to the belated disqualification of the teams from Belarus and Russian Federation.

"I came away from Beijing feeling a failure and now I have two medals from there and three in all", added the Briton, who retired from athletics in 2012.

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She also failed a separate test for the same substance in January 2015.

Fellow Ukrainian Nataliya Dobrynska won gold at Beijing 2008, while the United States' Hyleas Fountain was promoted to silver following Blonska's disqualification.

More than 100 athletes have had positive results in re-tests of samples taken during the London 2012 and Beijing 2008 Olympics conducted by the IOC.

This means Russian Federation have been stripped of their fifth-place finish in the men's 4x400m relay at London 2012. In this regard, Russia already announced that it will double doping tests throughout the year, once the McLaren report concluded that more than 1,000 Russian athletes had used prohibited substances.

Dyldin was also part of the Russian team which initially finished third in the men's 4x400m relay at Beijing 2008.


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