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Blonska Tests Positive, Loses Silver

Here's the latest on Lyudmila Blonska, the Ukrainian heptathlete who was stripped of her Olympic silver medal earlier Friday for doping.

Excerpts from the Associated Press report:

The International Olympic Committee said Blonska tested positive for the steroid methyltestosterone after finishing second in the heptathlon last Saturday behind teammate Nataliia Dobrynska. ...
Blonska, who blamed her coach and husband for the positive test, also was dropped from Friday's long jump final after finishing third in qualifying earlier in the week.
The IOC asked the International Association of Athletics Federations to adjust the heptathlon results and consider further sanctions against Blonska. ...
American Hyleas Fountain is in line to take the silver, with Russia's Tatiana Chernova moving from fourth to bronze.
The IOC also reserved the right to take sanctions against Blonska's coach and husband, Sergei Blonsky.
The 30-year-old Blonska faces a lifetime ban for a second doping offense. She was suspended from 2003-05 for using the steroid stanozolol.

By Tracee Hamilton  |  August 22, 2008; 10:04 AM ET
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then its time to pull all of china's medals as the state has been involved in faking the age of a gymnast who is under age. actually there are more than one.
this is not a case when it was a mistate by china. when you are born there you get a number and inbeded in that number is your dob, so they knew it all the time.
instead of showing real documents china made up 3 month old fake passports and now the blogers are finding her real records all over the net.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 22, 2008 7:26 AM | Report abuse

Do you realy think, in this age of political correctness, that the IOC will pull medals from the host country DURING the olympics? I suspect it will happen sometime down the road.

Posted by: Bobby | August 22, 2008 8:00 AM | Report abuse

right, they might have pulled a medal for doping, but the age thing will happen quietly farther down the road, if there is truth to it.

Posted by: northzax | August 22, 2008 11:36 AM | Report abuse

Personally I believe that some Americans are poor losers and show absolutely no good sportmanship. It's the first Olympics that they have really been challenged on a level playing field. And I say level as there is no more BALCO, no more designer drugs that goes undetected. Now they complain about underage Chinese capturing 9 out of the 14 available medals in the gynnastics events. Shouldn't they be ASHAMED that they had defeat handed to them by babies?

Then they complained that Tori Edwards false started in the women's 100m finals. How low will they go? Did they actually wanted a re-run of the race? This could be pure envy as a little country like Jamaica took it all.

Next stop was Usain's Bolt show boating. Ato Boldon who never landed an Olympic Gold and took 2 Olympics to earn 2 silvers and 2 bronze medal should know better than to destructively criticize the best sprint athlete that we have ever seen. Boldon, even though he is from Trinidad and a wanna be american could never walk close to Bolt. No disrespect to Boldon as he did his thing. In Sydney Bpldon along with Maurice Green were show boating all the way. They both were half dressed on the tracks before the races and the same after. They came to the stadium in their fancy sport car and had some less than half baked story as to why they did not stay at the olympic Village and not to mention that Greene never missed an opportunity to stick his tounge out at his fellow competitors.

Y'all need to be good sports and take your loses like everyone else.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 23, 2008 12:54 AM | Report abuse

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