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Friday, November 15, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Sprinter loses gold

The International Olympic Committee on Saturday stripped U.S. runner Crystal Cox of her gold medal from the 4x400-meter relay at the 2004 Athens Olympics for doping but put off a decision on whether to disqualify the whole team. Cox admitted in 2010 to using anabolic steroids. The IOC executive board formally disqualified Cox and took away her medal. The IOC took no action on the U.S. team victory, which stands for now. The Olympic body said it is up to the rules of the International Association of Athletics Federations whether to disqualify the U.S. from the gold. Cox ran in the prelims for the U.S. team. – Associated Press

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