2 weightlifters lose London Olympics medals for doping

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Two Romanian weightlifters have been stripped of their 2012 London Olympics medals on Wednesday after optimistic assessments for steroids, bringing its document whole of doping circumstances at any Summer time or Winter Video games to 77.

The Worldwide Olympic Committee stated silver medalist Roxana Cocos and bronze medalist Razvan Martin examined optimistic for a number of steroids in reanalysis of their samples.

A 3rd Romanian, Gabriel Sincraian, additionally examined optimistic for steroids in his London pattern. He now faces a life ban from the Worldwide Weightlifting Federation for a 3rd doping sanction.

All 4 members of Romania’s weightlifting workforce on the 2012 Olympics have now been disqualified by the IOC for doping.

The newest sanctions deliver the entire of London doping circumstances to 77, 5 greater than on the 2008 Beijing Olympics, in line with IOC statistics.

Of these 77 circumstances, 68 have been revealed in a reanalysis program that relied on an improved check for anabolic steroids, which detected infractions by an athlete for an extended interval after use.

The IOC might wait till August 2020, eight years after the London Olympics closed, to course of disciplinary circumstances.

Martin took bronze within the males’s 69-kilogram class at London whereas utilizing Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone, Metenolone and Stanozolol, the IOC stated.

The 28-year-old athlete faces an extended ban by the IWF as a result of he beforehand served a two-year ban for steroid doping.

With Martin’s disqualification, North Korean lifter Kim Myong-hyok may very well be upgraded from fourth to get the bronze medal.

Cocos completed second within the ladies’s 69kg class. Anna Nurmukhambetova of Kazakhtan and Ubaldina Valoyes of Colombia are subsequent in line to be upgraded within the medals.

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