14:02 Aug. 10, 2016
Oleksandr Pyantytsya's drug test showed he had used banned steroid turinabol
The International Olympic Committee has stripped Ukrainian athlete Oleksandr Pyatnytsya of his javelin silver medal, achieved at London Olympics in 2012. This is according to a report, published by the IOC.
The decision has been made after Pyatnytsya's re-test was positive for doping. The IOC says the athlete used banned steroid turinabol and was disqualified.
"The athlete, Oleksandr Pyatnytsya, has the silver medal, the medallist pin, and the diploma obtained in the javelin throw event withdrawn and is ordered to return same", the report reads.
Pyatnytsya was among four athletes who tested positive for the banned substances.
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The IOC also disqualified Turkish weightlifter Nurcan Taylan and Armenian weightlifter Hripsime Khurshudyan from the Beijing Games.
Belarusian hammer thrower Pavel Kryvitski was also disqualified from the Games in China.