The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Tuesday that four Russians have been disqualified from the Beijing Games in cases involving turinabol.
Maria Abakumova, who won silver in the women's javelin, and Denis Alexeev, who helped Russia's men's 4x400-meter relay team win bronze, have both been disqualified, the IOC said.
In the javelin, Christina Obergfoell of
In the men's relay event,
The other two cases announced on Tuesday involve distance runner Inga Abitova, who placed sixth in the women's 10,000, and Ekaterina Gnidenko in cycling. Gnidenko has been disqualified from two track events at the 2012 London Olympics after her sample from four years earlier tested positive.
The IOC previously announced it found 98 positive cases in retests of more than 1,000 samples from the
The IOC stores samples for 10 years to allow them to be reanalyzed when improved methods become available. The latest tests can detect the use of steroids going back weeks and months, rather than days.