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Russian doping: London Olympics retesting results in loss of another medal

Yulia Gushchina (some distance left) moreover competed in the women’s 400m, finishing 15th

Russia has out of place another medal from the London 2012 Olympics after two additional of its athletes had been found out in charge of doping when samples had been retested.

Yulia Gushchina’s certain check out for two prohibited components method Russia could be stripped of its silver medal in the women’s 4x400m relay.

That method Britain switch up to fourth.

Anna Nazarova, who used to be as soon as fifth in the women’s long leap in London, has moreover been punished by way of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

The IOC said it is going to be retesting all Russian samples from the Games following the publication – in December 2016 – of the McLaren report, which said Russian athletes benefited from a state-sponsored doping programme between 2011 and 2015.

That process has now been concluded, with 226 samples reanalysed and 21 sanctions in general.

The IOC has moreover been investigating claims of doping at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Since 1 November, it has suspended an additional 19 Russian athletes from the Olympics for life.

It is also set to rule on whether or not or now not Russia could be allowed to compete at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, which get started on 9 February.

A decision could be offered at its next meeting, scheduled for 5 December.

As a result of Russia’s disqualification from the women’s 4x400m relay in London, Jamaica switch up to the silver-medal position and Ukraine take bronze. The United States won gold.

Britain’s staff of Shana Cox, Lee McConnell, Eilidh Child and Christine Ohuruogu finished fifth.

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