IOC suspends Blonska for doping
Thursday 21 August 2008
Heptathlon silver medalist Lyudmila Blonska has been temporarily suspended from the Beijing Olympics pending a final ruling in her doping case.
International Olympic Committee spokeswoman Giselle Davies says the Ukrainian athlete has be removed from the start list for Friday's long jump final.
The IOC's disciplinary commission met to hear her case today and decided to provisionally suspend her. The IOC's ruling executive board will issue its final ruling on Friday.
Blonska, who finished second in the heptathlon last Saturday, tested positive for a banned substance. If found guilty of doping, she will be stripped of the medal and expelled from the games.
Blonska also competed in the long jump and was third in qualifying.
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