Ostapchuk stripped of gold medal
Nadzeya Ostapchuk has been stripped of her Olympic shot put title after failing a doping test
Olympic shot put gold medal winner Nadzeya Ostapchuk has been stripped of her title after failing a doping test, the International Olympic Committee has confirmed.
The Belarus athlete tested positive for anabolic agent metenolone during in-competition testing on August 5 and 6 and has been disqualified from the final results.
The gold medal is instead awarded to Valerie Adams of New Zealand, with Russia's Evgeniia Kolodko now taking silver and Lijiao Gong of China elevated to bronze.
An IOC statement read: "The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced that it has disqualified, withdrawn the medal from, and excluded Belarus's Nadzeya Ostapchuk (athletics, women's shot put) from the Games of the XXX Olympiad in London.
"The athlete was first requested to provide a urine sample for a doping control on 5 August. She competed the next day in the women's shot put event, where she placed first, and was asked to provide a sample straight after her competition.
"Both samples indicated the presence of metenolone, which is classified as anabolic agent under the 2012 Prohibited List."
Ostapchuk, 31, was competing in her third Olympic Games in London, having finished fourth in Athens in 2004 and claimed bronze in Beijing four years ago.
Ostapchuk threw 21.36m with her third attempt to win last week's shot put competition comfortably from Adams (20.70m).
So another drug cheat is caught and the 4th in the event will get a medal
But this lady will miss out in the glory of having the presentation in the stadium
ITS AN ABSOLUTE DISGRACE THAT THIS WOMAN CAN COME BACK AND COMPETE IN RIO IN 4 YEARS
IS THERE ANYONE IN AUTHORITY OUT THERE WHO WILL IMPLEMENT LIFE TIME BANS?
IT WAS A GREAT GAMES BUT STORIES LIKE THIS LEAVE A SOUR TASTE
Well, well, well ..... who would have thought it ?
Answer ..... Just about everyone who watched him competing !
We should also remember the GB cheat Dwain Chambers.
He was caught, banned for life...then the IOC reinstated him so he was free to run for GB in the 2012 olympics. I was appalled that most Brits in the crowd cheered him.
And don't forget Christine Ohuruogu. She 'missed' 3 drug tests. Now, why would an experienced athlete do that if she didn't have something to hide? Banned, but, yet again, she has been allowed to compete and was cheered by the crowd.
Sorry to say most of the people in the crowd were there for the occasion and not true sports fans, but to say they weren't aware of the GB cheats is unbelievable.
So, this all shows we shouldn't hold our breath waiting for the IOC to 'Life Ban' cheats...because unfortunately it won't be happening .
i still say taking drugs....... life bann
what about those who were reinstated and won if you had lost to themhow would you feell
its a shame if there was a drugs test for the pop stars at the closing of the games i think most of them would of failed
Well this comes as no surprise really - when watching "her" live I was more intrigued by the fact that "she" looked like a bloke than how far "she" threw the shot!!
The distance "she" threw was testament to my beliefs!!!
I wonder which toilet "she" walked in to to give the sample? Was there any hesitation? I guess not being able to read English (assumption) only the pictures on the doors helped identify which door to open!!!
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