6 from 2005 worlds caught in doping retests


MONACO (AP) — The IAAF says six athletes from Russia and Belarus, including three gold and two silver medalists, have been caught for doping in in retests from the 2005 track and field world championships.

Nazdeya Ostapchuk, a Belarusian shot putter who was also stripped of her London Olympic gold medal for doping, was one of the six. She won the shot put at the 2005 worlds in Helsinki.

The other two gold medalists from 2005 were the hammer throwers, men's winner Ivan Tsikhan of Belarus and women's champion Olga Kuzenkova of Russia.

The other three are: Vadim Devyatovskiy of Belarus, who took second in the hammer at the 2005 worlds; Tatyana Kotova of Russia, who was second in the long jump; and Andrei Mikhnevich of Belarus, who was sixth in the shot put.

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