News ID: 170951
Published: 0640 GMT October 25, 2016

Dead Russian wrestler Kudukhov keeps 2012 silver despite failing drug test

Dead Russian wrestler Kudukhov keeps 2012 silver despite failing drug test

A Russian wrestler who died in a car crash will not be stripped of his Olympic medal despite his sample testing positive for a banned steroid.

Besik Kudukhov, who won freestyle 60kg silver at London 2012, died in 2013, BBC reported.

He was found to have taken the steroid turinabol when the World Anti-Doping Agency retested samples this year.

An International Olympic Committee (IOC) disciplinary committee said the case has "now terminated its investigation with no action taken".

Indian wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt — who finished third in London — tweeted in August on hearing of the failed test: "If possible he must be allowed to keep the medal. It will keep his family's honor intact. For me humanity is above everything else."

Vice-president of United World Wrestling, Georgy Bryusov said, "The IOC will not deprive Besik Kudukhov of his silver medal".

   
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