Russia stripped of Beijing 4x400m women's silver medal

Russia has been stripped of the 4x400m women's relay silver medal from the Beijing Olympics after Anastasia Kapachinskaya tested positive for an anabolic steroid in a re-test of her sample, the International Olympic Committee has said.

Anastasia Kapachinskaya (right), seen here in action in the 4X400 metres relay final at the Beijing Olympics, has tested positive for stanozolol and dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (turinabol).   -  AP

Russia has been stripped of the 4x400m women's relay silver medal from the Beijing Olympics after Anastasia Kapachinskaya tested positive for an anabolic steroid in a re-test of her sample, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Friday.

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“Re-analysis of Kapachinskaya's samples from Beijing 2008 resulted in a positive test for the prohibited substances stanozolol and dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (turinabol),” the IOC said.

Earlier this week, Russia were ordered to return their gold medals from the 4x100m women's relay from the same Games after Yulia Chermoshanskaya also tested positive in a re-test.