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Russia stripped of 2008 4x400m relay silver over doping

Rio de Janeiro: Russia’s 4x400m relay runners have been stripped of the silver medals they won in the 2008 Beijing Olympics after team member Anastasia Kapachinskaya failed a doping test, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced. Re-analysis of samples from 2008 using new techniques discovered the banned substances stanozolol and turinabol, the IOC said

Indian Women 4X400m relay team bows out, men disqualified

Rio de Janeiro:  Indian athletics contingent rounded off their dismal show in the Rio Olympics with a below-par effort from the 4x400m relay quartets, which saw them crash out of their respective heats here today. The women’s team finished seventh in their Heats even as the men’s team faced embarrassment of being disqualified. Women’s team

US women into relay final after solo run

Rio de Janeiro:  The United States’ 4x100m women’s relay team won their solo race against the clock to book their place in the Olympic final Thursday. The American quartet of Tianna Bartoletta, Allyson Felix, English Gardner and Morolake Akinosun clocked 41.77 to eliminate China from Friday’s final. “Before we came out our coach said it

US wins gold in men’s 4x100m medley relay at Rio Olympics

Rio de Janeiro: Michael Phelps secured a gold medal in his final race as an Olympic athlete as the US won the 4x100m medley relay at the Rio Games. The US team of Ryan Murphy, Cody Miller, Phelps and Nathan Adrian clocked 3:27.95 to finish 1.29 seconds ahead of Britain’s Chris Walker-Hebborn, Adam Peaty, James