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Steroid detected also cost Johnson gold in '88

Updated: August 23, 2004, 7:57 AM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece -- It was a defining and uplifting moment at the Summer Games -- women competing at Ancient Olympia for the first time in history. Then along came a modern-day scourge -- drugs.

A Russian shot putter tested positive for steroids after winning the first women's gold medal at the hallowed site where the Olympics were born in 776 B.C., international and Russian officials said Sunday.

In the latest doping scandal to hit the games, Irina Korzhanenko could be stripped of the ...

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