From Inside the Games

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has confirmed bans for Russian athletes Yuliya Gushchina and Anna Nazarova following retests of their samples from the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

The two athletes were sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as part of their London 2012 Olympic Games retests back in November 2017.

Sprinter Gushchina was a member of the Russian 4x400m relay team which earned a silver medal at London 2012, as well as ending 15th in the individual 400m.

The 4x400m were stripped of their medals in 2017, following Antonina Krivoshapka testing positive for turinabol.

Gushchina also tested positive for the substance, as well as stanozolol.

She was also a member of the women’s 4x400m at Beijing 2008 stripped of their silver medals following the positive drug tests of Tatyana Firova and Anastasia Kapachinskaya.

The Russian also competed in the 4x100m team at the Beijing but a positive retest from Yuliya Chermoshanskaya saw their squad lose their gold medal.

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