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    IOC Voids 2012 Olympics Results of 2 Russian Athletes Over Doping Probe

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    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) disqualified two Russian athletes, Dmitry Starodubtsev and Kirill Ikonnikov, who participated in the 2012 Olympic Games in London, according to the press release issued Thursday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Ikonnikov, who ranked fifth in the men’s hammer throw, and Starodubtsev, who ranked fourth in the men’s pole vault, both tested positive for dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (turinabol) at the repeat analysis of the 2012 samples and were disqualified and ordered to return their diplomas, the press release said.

    Earlier in October, the IOC sanctioned Russian gold medalist Tatyana Lysenko, Russian weightlifter Apti Aukhadov and Ukraine's Maksym Mazuryk for their use of turinabol at the 2012 Olympics.

    In July, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) presented a report accusing Russia of running a state-wide doping program and urging the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to consider a blanket ban on the entire Russian team. The IOC instead opted to let individual sports federations decide on the matter.

    Turinabol is a powerful anabolic steroid, which was famously used by thousands of athletes in the East Germany state-run doping program between 1968 and 1989.

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