Olympic 1500 meter champion Rashid Ramzi has been stripped of his gold medal after testing positive for doping at the 2008 Beijing Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced.
Sebastian Coe admits the positive drugs test for Beijing Olympic 1,500 meter champion Rashid Ramzi has tarnished the reputation of the event that will always be associated with his name.
Rashid Ramzi raced clear to grab glory in the men's 1,500 meters in Beijing on Tuesday and give Bahrain their first-ever Olympic gold medal.
Olympic champion and world record holder Liu Xiang of China won the men's 110 meters hurdles at the world championships in Osaka Friday to complete a set of medals.
Bahrain's Rashid Ramzi became the first man to complete the middle distance double at the world athletics championships as he added the men's 800 meters gold on Sunday to his earlier 1500m title.
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