Russian athlete Tatyana Lysenko stripped of London 2012 Olympic gold medal for doping 

  • Tatyana Lysenko has had her London 2012 gold medal revoked
  • The Russian hammer thrower tested positive for an anabolic steroid
  • The International Olympic Committee carried out a re-testing programme
  • Lysenko had already served a drugs ban between 2007 and 2009

Matt Slater, Chief Reporter, Press Association Sport

The International Olympic Committee has stripped hammer thrower Tatyana Lysenko of the gold medal she won at London 2012 as part of its re-testing programme of samples from the 2008 and 2012 Games.

Using the latest detection techniques, a stored urine sample from the 33-year-old Russian tested positive for the anabolic steroid turinabol.

Lysenko, who served a two-year drugs ban between 2007 and 2009, is reported to have failed another test in April this year. A world champion…

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