Savinova-Farnosova is the latest in a growing list of Russian athletes to have past Olympic medals taken away over doping,
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Russia's Mariya Savinova-Farnosova has been stripped of her 800-meter London 2012 Olympic Games gold medal after the Court of Arbitration for Sport Friday imposed a four-year ban, saying there was "clear evidence" she used performance-enhancing drugs.The retroactive four-year penalty starts from Aug. 24, 2015, but CAS also disqualified all Savinova's results from July 26, 2010, to Aug. 19, 2013, thereby stripping her of her 2011 world championships gold, 2013 world silver and 2010 European gold. The athlete has 45 days to consider whether to appeal the CAS decision. The case against her was initiated by the world athletics federation IAAF, which has also maintained a ban on Russian track and field athletes over the country's doping affair.
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