DOPING IN SPORT

Kazakh weightlifters stripped of 2012 London gold medals

The International Olympic Committee disqualified the trio for doping at the London Olympic Games.

Kazakh weightlifters stripped of 2012 London gold medals
YURI CORTEZ AFP

Trio disqualified

The International Olympic Committee disqualified three Kazakh weightlifters, and stripped them of their gold medals for doping at the 2012 London Olympic Games.

Zulfiya Chinshanlo, Maiya Maneza and Svetlana Podobedova were all caught in new testing of hundreds of samples from the London and 2008 Beijing Olympics.

A weightlifter from Belarus who won a bronze medal medal was also disqualified by the IOC. Russian weightlifter Besik Kudokov who won a silver in London also failed a doping test but the medal was not taken away because he died in 2013.