Thursday Sept 4, 2008
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- The International Olympic Committee
is investigating the silver and bronze medalists in the men's
hammer throw in Beijing for suspected doping offenses.
The Russian news agency Allsport reports Belarusian athletes
Vadim Devyatovskiy and Ivan Tsikhan tested positive for traces of
testosterone after the hammer final on Aug. 17. IOC spokeswoman Emmannuelle Moreau says a disciplinary commission will meet at the end of the month to hear the case.
Belarusian Athletics Federation spokeswoman Anastasiya Marinina
said Thursday the body has received no documents or confirmation of
any positive tests. She says the athletes deny all the allegations. If the athletes are found guilty of doping, they would be stripped of their medals.
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