IAAF: Semenya has to wait for London gold

Mariya Savinova

"I ran the Olympics and I won the silver medal, so I can't celebrate anything other than my silver even if they crown me Olympic champion it is just an award from them I never celebrated", Semenya said.

The Russian Olympic Committee continues the work to have Russian athletes with positive doping probes return Olympic medals, the Committee's President Alexander Zhukov told reporters on February 11.

CAS said the 31-year-old Savinova was "found to have been engaged in using doping" from July 2010 until August 2013.

Semenya is set to...

The athlete has 45 days to consider whether to appeal the CAS decision.

Unfortunately for Meadows, so often a victim of cheats during her career, Savinova keeps the 2010 world indoor title she narrowly beat the British runner to as that race was in March, four months before the European championships.

The IOC Executive Board convened a special session past year on May 17 discussing efforts of stepping up the fight against the drugs cheats and furnish measures to protect clean athletes ahead of the Olympics in Rio.

The case against her was initiated by the world athletics federation IAAF, which has also maintained a ban on Russian track and field athletes over the country's doping affair.

If the International Olympic Committee decides to reallocate the medals from the 2012 final, Semenya will add that gold medal to the one she won previous year in Rio de Janeiro.

The athlete was a world champion in 2010 and 2011, as well as a gold medalist at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Pamela Jelimo of Kenya was fourth and is now in contention for a medal.

In another development, the Norwegian Olympic Committee confirmed a 13-month suspension of cross-country skier Therese Johaug, who tested positive for clostebol.

Share

Related News

  • UFC 208 Embedded - episode 1

    UFC 208 Embedded - episode 1

    De Randamie is a blast to watch, seems like a lovely human being, and hopefully will be more visible with a title. We will finally see who will become the first UFC Women's Featherweight Champion at UFC 208: Holm vs.de Randamie.
    Florida Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz Proposes Bill to Abolish EPA

    Florida Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz Proposes Bill to Abolish EPA

    The Trump administration could take a different stance on scaling back on oil and gas wastewater disposal. Republicans quickly changed the rules to quash the boycott , and voted unanimously to endorse Pruitt.
    Senate Bill Would Move Funding From Planned Parenthood to Women's Health

    Senate Bill Would Move Funding From Planned Parenthood to Women's Health

    While federal law bars funding for most abortions, Planned Parenthood receives money through other federal programs. In a press conference February 2 on Capitol Hill, Rep.
  • Despite oil crash, Alberta helps power Canada's population past 35 million

    Despite oil crash, Alberta helps power Canada's population past 35 million

    And for the first time in nearly three generations, Manitobans can say their province has grown faster than the national average. With a population of 194,882 in May 2016 -when the data was collected - Kelowna had grown 8.4 per cent from 2011.
    Two unique sights in the Friday night sky

    Two unique sights in the Friday night sky

    In fact, according to Earthsky .org, it's a bit more subtle and much harder to see than either a total or partial lunar eclipse . So don't forget to get out your telescopes or binoculars and take a look at the ski Friday night .
    Spicer: Nordstrom Dropping Ivanka Trump's Line Is 'Direct Attack' On Prez

    Spicer: Nordstrom Dropping Ivanka Trump's Line Is 'Direct Attack' On Prez

    Earlier on Wednesday, Trump attacked Nordstrom on Twitter , saying that the brand treated his daughter "so unfairly". More and more retailers are slowly making moves to distance themselves from the Ivanka Trump brand.
  • New York Knicks: Spike Lee Will 'Pack Bags For' Phil Jackson

    New York Knicks: Spike Lee Will 'Pack Bags For' Phil Jackson

    As far as what teams could be most influenced to pitch a deal to the Knicks for their star shooter, it remains to be seen. Well I hope it wasn't something that would surprise anyone because on Wednesday night that is exactly what happened.
    The Fate of Environmental Law in a Trump-Era Supreme Court

    The Fate of Environmental Law in a Trump-Era Supreme Court

    Gorsuch has clerked for three Supreme Court Justices, including Anthony Kennedy, before serving in a private law firm. Judge Gorsuch now serves on the 10 Circuit Court of Appeals and was unanimously confirmed by the Senate in 2006.
    Uber hires NASA engineer to help develop unmanned flying taxis

    Uber hires NASA engineer to help develop unmanned flying taxis

    There is no bigger proof of that than him having left NASA a year earlier before his official retirement to work on Uber Elevate. Moore was hired for this specific reason, to help Uber make their way through these hurdles.
  • Dakota Johnson cut back on social media after feeling 'exploited'

    Dakota Johnson cut back on social media after feeling 'exploited'

    The movie picked up a little after their breakup, although the audience is unsure how much time has actually passed. And that's true long before it gets to the part where we're told that Ana looks like his dead mother.
    3000 flights cancelled as snowstorm hits US

    3000 flights cancelled as snowstorm hits US

    EST, but is offering free changes on flights to and from the northeast US and Canada for fares through Sunday , February 12. More than 2,500 flights scheduled for Thursday were canceled as of Wednesday afternoon, according to FlightAware .
    Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau to Visit White House on Monday

    Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau to Visit White House on Monday

    Following her two-day visit that ended Wednesday, Freeland said Canada would retaliate if any new tariffs are imposed. Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway also told CNN on Tuesday that Trudeau would come to the White House "next week".