Russia’s Savinova stripped of London 2012 gold, banned
London 2012 gold medallist Mariya Savinova has been stripped of her 800m title and banned until 2019.
The Russian has had all her results from July 2010 to August 2013 annulled after being found guilty of doping.
Savinova beat South Africa’s Caster Semenya into second at the London Olympics and the 2011 Worlds in Daegu.
The 31-year-old also beat Britain’s Jenny Meadows into to bronze at the 2010 Europeans. Both athletes could now have their medals upgraded.
Savinova will also lose her 800m gold from the 2011 World Championships and the European Championships in 2010.
And she will forfeit a World Championship silver from 2013 and will be suspended for four years, backdated to 2015.