Russian dopers refuse to return Olympic medals

13 August 2017 - 00:00 By Reuters

The silver medals Russian sprinter Tatyana Firova won at the Beijing and London Olympics are stored in a safe in her apartment near Moscow in defiance of the International Olympic Committee, which has wanted them back for months.
Firova is one of six athletes who told Reuters they had yet to return Olympic medals and diplomas from the Beijing and London Games that were revoked after their samples, or those of relay teammates, tested positive for banned substances.
Two of the athletes said they had no intention of returning them, while three others said they would do so but were unclear how to proceed, had logistical constraints, or were awaiting the outcome of an appeal. Another athlete was undecided...

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