Four Athens Olympic athletes lose medals over doping: IOC

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge arrives for a a news conference at...

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge arrives for a a news conference at the end of a two-day Executive Board meeting in Lausanne December 5, 2012. (REUTERS/Denis Balibouse)

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, REUTERS

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Four 2004 Athens Olympic medalists, including Ukraine's shot put gold medalist Yuriy Bilonog, have been stripped of their medals after re-tested samples from eight years ago were positive, the IOC said on Wednesday.

The other athletes are women's shot putter Svetlana Krivelyova of Russia, discus thrower Irina Yatchenko of Belarus and Belarussian hammer thrower Ivan Tsikhan who lost his silver medal.


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