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    And the first caught medalist doper in London is---

    Just hours after the close of the Olympics, a female shot putter from Belarus was stripped of her gold Monday in the first case of an athlete losing a medal for doping at the London Games.

    With the disqualification of Nadzeya Ostapchuk, the gold medal was awarded to Valerie Adams of New Zealand - who winds up as Olympic champion for the second time in a row.

    The International Olympic Committee said Ostapchuk, a former world champion, tested positive for steroids both before and after winning the shot put last week for her first Olympic gold.

    After an IOC hearing, she was formally expelled from the games and had her victory and medal removed from the records. She was the eighth athlete, and first medalist, caught during the IOC's London drug-testing program.

    Belarus shot putter stripped of Olympic gold - Yahoo! Sports
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    If she teated + for steroids BEFORE winning the shot-put, why did they let her put the shot?
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    We watched what there was of the shot since my son is into it for the youth Track and Field he's doing. Ironic that she was the one to fail since she wasn't even muscular compared to the other athletes, just kind of dumpy looking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Loving View Post
    If she teated + for steroids BEFORE winning the shot-put, why did they let her put the shot?
    assuming you did not actually mean teated :P

    because it takes a while to test a sample?
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    It's adding an exciting element to fantasy Olympics. I celebrated yesterday having won my league by a narrow 2 points, then today that lead gets narrowed to one point AFTER THE OLYMPICS HAS ENDED!

    THIS is entertainment
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    I wonder just how MANY medal holders are holding their breaths, waiting to see if they've passed/failed their dope tests.

    Must be even more exciting for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by den bakker View Post
    assuming you did not actually mean teated :P

    because it takes a while to test a sample?
    I'd like to see the video of that test. well maybe not. No, I meant tested -
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    You have to be an idiot to fail a drug test at the Olympics.
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