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Gold medalist stripped after test tampering

Updated: August 24, 2004, 3:19 PM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece -- The Hungarian gold medalist in the men's discus was stripped of his title Tuesday for failing to provide a drug test sample in an apparent attempt to beat the screening system.

Robert Fazekas, who won the discus on Monday night with an Olympic record throw of 232 feet, 8 inches, was disqualified from the competition and expelled from the games by the International Olympic Committee executive board.

He is the second athlete in two days to lose a gold medal for doping. ...

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