Russian race walker Kirdyapkin stripped of 2012 Olympic gold

Thu Mar 24, 2016 6:51am EDT
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LONDON (Reuters) - Russian Sergey Kirdyapkin will be stripped of the 50km walk gold medal he won at the 2012 London Olympics after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) upheld an appeal by the IAAF against the Russian anti-doping agency (RUSADA).

The sport's governing body (IAAF) appealed on six cases where they said RUSADA had been "selective" in annulling previous results of the athletes after they were banned for irregularities in their biological passports.

CAS upheld all six appeals.

(Reporting by Mitch Phillips, editing by Pritha Sarkar)

Russia's Sergey Kirdyapkin celebrates after crossing the finish line to win the men's 50km race walk during the London 2012 Olympic Games at The Mall August 11, 2012.  REUTERS/Paul Hackett