Olympic Athletes Could Lose Medals

Oct 5, 2009
Outside Magazine

Five Olympic athletes who tested positive for the blood-booster, Cera, are scheduled to find out their punishment in December, BBC Sport reports. Runners Rashid Ramzi and Vanja Perisic; cyclists Davide Rebellin and Stefan Schumacher; and walker Athanasia Tsoumeleka all face possible bans. The International Olympic Committee has the power to strip the athletes of their medals, and if found guilty, the respective international federations of each sport can ban them.

-- Lisa Lombardi

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