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Anti-doping tests rewrite Olympic history

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Give yourself 15mins, today! 輕輕鬆鬆每天15分鐘練英文

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has recently announced another list of Olympians to have been disqualified due to doping. The majority of the names on the list are from athletics and weightlifting. One US female high jumper, who originally came sixth in the Beijing Olympics, has now been awarded bronze. According to a report in the New York Times, this has completely rewritten Olympic history, with the entire winners’ podium of original medal winners being disqualified.


The IOC has restarted its anti-doping testing program, and this wave of 75 athletes from the Beijing and London Olympics have been stripped of their achievements because of doping.


Chaunte Lowe, a 32-year-old American woman athlete who competes in the high jump, has attended four Olympic Games, but Olympic glory has heretofore evaded her. Last week, however, she received a Facebook message from a German athlete congratulating her on getting a bronze medal.


The three original Beijing Olympic women’s high jump medal winners who failed the drugs test were Anna Chicherova and Yelena Slesarenko of Russia and Vita Palamar of Ukraine.


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