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IOC Strips 10 athletes of their Olympic Medals

The International Olympic Committee stripped ten athletes of their medals from 2008 Olympics. The move came after these athletes were tested positive for various banned steroids during the retest of their samples from the games.
●    Among the ten athletes, nine belong to former Soviet Union countries.
●    None of them were gold medalists.
●    Three were silver medalists: Wrestlers Vitaly Rahimov and Khasan Baroev from Azerbaijan and Russia respectively and weightlifter Irina Nekrasova from Kazakhstan.
●    Two were bronze medalists: Triple jumper Chrysopigi Devetzi from Greece and pole vaulter Denys Yurchenko from Ukraine.
●    These results take the total of weightlifting medalists tested positive for banned substances in 2008 Olympics to 22. 
●    Apart from them, six athletes who did not win any medal during the 2008 games were also disqualified. 
●    One among the disqualified six is Russia’s Elena Slesarenko-women’s high jump gold medalist in 2004- who came fourth in 2008 games and Ukraine’s Vita Palamar, who came fifth.

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