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Russian, Uzbek Lose Appeal Over Stripped Olympic Medals

Law360, New York (December 5, 2017, 1:49 PM EST) -- An international sports court on Monday upheld two decisions officially stripping an Uzbek wrestler and a Russian track and field athlete of Olympic medals from the 2008 Beijing Games after each tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport dismissed an appeal filed by Olympic wrestler Artur Taymazov challenging a March decision by the International Olympic Committee’s Disciplinary Commission stripping him of the gold medal he won in the men’s 120kg freestyle competition in Beijing in 2008, the CAS said in a statement...
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