IOC strips 2004 bronze medal from Russian lifter
LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- The IOC has stripped a Russian weightlifter of his bronze medal from the 2004 Athens Olympics following retesting of his doping samples.
The IOC asked the Russian Olympic Committee on Tuesday to return Oleg Perepechenov's medal as soon as possible.
Perepechenov tested positive for clenbuterol when his stored samples were reanalyzed last year. He finished third in the 77-kilogram event in Athens.
The bronze stands to go to the fourth-place finisher, Reyhan ...
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