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Russia's Zaripova stripped of London steeplechase gold medal

NEWS
21 Nov 2016, 20:46 IST
Russia's Yuliya Zaripova receives her gold medal during the women's 3000m steeplechase victory ceremony at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium August 7, 2012. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh/Files
Russia's Yuliya Zaripova receives her gold medal during the women's 3000m steeplechase victory ceremony at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium August 7, 2012. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh/Files

ZURICH (Reuters) - Russia's Yuliya Zaripova has been stripped of the gold medal she won in the women's 3,000 metres steeplechase at the 2012 London Olympics, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Monday.

Zaripova, who tested positive for turinabol, was among 12 athletes, including seven medallists, who were disqualified from their events following re-testing of samples, the IOC said.

(Writing by Brian Homewood in Berne, editing by Ed Osmond)

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