London 2012 Gold Medallist Stripped of Medal and Banned

February 10, 2017

Russian middle-distance runner Mariya Savinova has been stripped of her Olympic gold medal and banned from athletics until 2019.

Savinova, who won the 800m title at London 2012, has had all her results from July 2010 to August 2013 annulled after being found guilty of doping.

The Russian will also lose her 2010 European gold, 2011 World Championship gold and 2013 World Championship silver. Savinova has been banned for four years, backdated to 2015.

Savinova was one of five athletes implicated by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in a recent report.