IOC strips Tyler Hamilton of '04 gold
LONDON -- Just days before the eight-year deadline expires, the IOC formally stripped American cyclist Tyler Hamilton of his 2004 gold for doping Friday and awarded the medal to a Russian rider who now becomes a three-time Olympic champion.
The International Olympic Committee executive board notified Hamilton -- a former teammate of Lance Armstrong -- that he has been disqualified from his victory in the road race time trial at the Athens Games.
The medal will now go to Viatcheslav ...
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