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Five Athens drug cheats to be revealed - Olympic News - Olympics - The Independent

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Five Athens drug cheats to be revealed

Improvement in blood testing allows retesting of samples taken from medal winners in 2004

  

Five suspected drug cheats from the 2004 Olympics in Athens will be unmasked after London's Games conclude, The Independent on Sunday has learnt. The five all compete in field events, such as the shot put, and are all from Eastern Europe.

 

Some are medallists and will be stripped of their awards eight years after they won them. The rest will face disciplinary action and have to live with tarnished reputations.

Three-time world champion hammer thrower Ivan Tsikhan of Belarus was not competing last Friday after positive results from his 2004 retest. He took silver in Athens and will now have to return the medal.

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