By BBC Sports/Beth Nyaga
The International Olympic Committee has stripped 10 athletes of medals from the 2008 Olympics after banned substances were found during retests of samples.
The athletes, nine of whom come from former Soviet Union nations, all tested positive for various steroids.
No gold medalists were among the 10, but there were three silver medalists from weightlifting and wrestling.
Greek triple jumper Chrysopigi Devetzi and Ukrainian pole vaulter Denys Yurchenko have lost their bronzes.
Six more athletes who did not win medals in 2008 were also disqualified, including Russia’s Elena Slesarenko, who won gold in the women’s high jump in Athens in 2004 but was only fourth in Beijing.
The IOC has been retesting samples from both the Beijing and London Games and it brings the total of banned athletes from 2008 to 76.
|Sanctioned athletes and their Beijing results|
|Khadzhimurat Akkaev (Rus) men’s 94kg weightlifting – 3rd||Khasan Baroev (Rus) men’s 96-120kg Greco-Roman wrestling – 2nd|
|Natalya Davydova (Ukr) women’s 69kg weightlifting – 3rd||Chrysopigi Devetzi (Gre) women’s triple jump – 3rd|
|Mariya Grabovetskaya (Kaz) women’s +75kg weightlifting – 3rd||Iryna Kulesha (Blr) women’s 75kg weightlifting – 4th|
|Dmitry Lapikov (Rus) men’s 105kg weightlifting – 3rd||Asset Mambetov (Kaz) men’s 84-96kg Greco-Roman wrestling – 3rd|
|Maiya Maneza (Kaz) women’s +63kg weightlifting – failed to start competition||Irina Nekrassova (Kaz) women’s 63kg weightlifting – 2nd|
|Vita Palamar (Ukr) women’s high jump – 5th||Nizami Pashayev (Aze) men’s 94kg weightlifting – 5th|
|Vitaliy Rahimov (Aze) men’s 55-60kg Greco-Roman wrestling – 2nd||Vladimir Sedov (Kaz) men’s 85kg weightlifting – 4th|
|Elena Slesarenko (Rus) women’s high jump – 4th||Denys Yurchenko (Ukr) men’s pole vault – 3rd|