Modzmanashvili stripped of London 2012 Olympic silver medal after caught doping in IOC retests

Jan 17, 2019

Davit Modzmanashvili has been stripped of the silver medal he claimed in the men's 120 kilograms freestyle wrestling event at the London 2012 Olympic Games after he was caught doping in retests carried out by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

The IOC announced today that a sample provided by Modzmanashvili, then competing for Georgia but who now represents Uzbekistan, at the Games contained the anabolic steroid oral turinabol.

The 32-year-old has been ordered to return the silver medal by the IOC following the positive test.

Modzmanashvili is now facing a life ban from the sport as it is the second time he has tested positive for a banned substance.


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