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IOC disqualify six athletes from Beijing 2008

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By Euronews
IOC disqualify six athletes from Beijing 2008

<p>The International Olympic Committee continued its fight against doping by disqualifying six more athletes for having failed tests at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.</p> <p>Five are weightlifters while the other is 4×400m runner Tatyana Firova.</p> <p>Three of the six are from Russia, who have come under severe scrutiny over the past year following revelations of a wide-spread and state sponsored doping programme.</p> <p>Samples from Beijing and the London 2012 Olympics have been re-analyzed using new methods to uncover banned substances which would have gone undetected at the time.</p> <p>The six athletes are: </p> <p>Alexandru Dudoglo of Moldova who finished ninth in the men’s 69kg weightlifting, and has now tested positive for stanozolol.</p> <p>Nadezda Evstyukhina of Russia who won bronze in the women’s 75kg weightlifting. She tested positive for turinabol and <span class="caps">EPO</span>.</p> <p>Tigran Martirosyan of Armenia who won bronze in men’s 69kg weightlifting. He tested positive for stanozolol and turinabol.</p> <p>Marina Shainova of Russia who won silver in the women’s 58kg weightlifting. She tested positive for stanozolol and turinabol.</p> <p>Intigam Zairov of Azerbaijan finished ninth in the men’s 85kg weightlifting. He tested positive for turinabol.</p>