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IAAF: Relay team should lose gold

Updated: March 15, 2010, 2:44 PM ET
Associated Press

DOHA, Qatar -- The IAAF is recommending the U.S. women's 4x400 meter relay team at the 2004 Athens Olympics be stripped of its gold medal because qualifying runner Crystal Cox has admitted to doping.

The IOC has opened a formal investigation into the case, and the IAAF international athletics federation said Monday that under its rules the "U.S. relay team results will be disqualified."

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said this year that Cox admitted to using anabolic steroids and accepted ...

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