The international Olympic Committee (IOC) on Wednesday published a press releaseannouncing the deprivation of the Russian national team medals at the Olympic games in 2008.

At this time, the IOC stripped the bronze award runner Ekaterina Volkova, who in Beijing, third in the final race at 3000 meters steeplechase.

Major verification methods the latest Olympic doping tests carried out at the initiative of the IOC, in the analysis Volkova was found a prohibited substance turinabol.

The Olympic Committee of Russia (OKR) is obliged to enforce sanctions against Volkova and return rewards, awarded athlete 8 years ago.

Informed by the results of two waves of the trials of the Olympic doping tests, IOC has deprived Russia of the seven medals of the 2008 Games. The third and fourth waves will follow later.

Despite another loss, the national team of Russia has retained third position in the team event of the Beijing Olympics. In the moneybox of the national team remained 22 gold, 18 silver and 25 bronze medals. The fourth is the position of team GB (19-13-15).

Russia was deprived of another Olympic medal because of doping 26.10.2016

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