Artur Taymazov stripped of 2008 gold for doping

Tashkent, Uzbekistan ( -- Wrestler from Uzbekistan Artur Taymazov was stripped of his gold medal of the 2008 Beijing Games.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) adopted the corresponding decision after re-testing doping probes.

Artur Taymazov won gold in the men’s 96-120kg freestyle wrestling at Beijing. Reanalysis of his samples tested positive for the banned steroids turinabol and stanozolol.

Taymazov also won gold at Athens 2004 and London 2012 and is a double world champion. He keeps those medals.

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