IOC disqualifies a 2012 Olympic bronze medallist for doping

Olympics (File)
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Lausanne -  The IOC says it has disqualified three athletes, including a bronze medallist weightlifter from Azerbaijan, for doping at the 2012 London Olympics.

Valentin Hristov has been stripped of his third-place finish in the 56kg class. His positive test, for oral turinabol, had been announced in December.

The International Olympic Committee says two athletes from Belarus - men's 800m runner Anis Ananenka and women's hammer thrower Alena Matoshka - also tested positive for anabolic steroids in reanalysis of London samples. Neither reached the final of their event.

More than 100 athletes, including dozens of medallists, have been caught in reanalysis of samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2012 London Olympics using a more sensitive test for steroids.

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