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Belarus Shot Putter Stripped of Olympic Gold

Belarus Shot Putter Stripped of Olympic Gold

14 August 2012
Shot putter Nadzeya Ostapchuk of Belarus became the first athlete to be stripped of a medal at the London Olympics after her gold was withdrawn Monday for doping.
Russia Takes 4th in Gold-Medal Tally

Russia Takes 4th in Gold-Medal Tally

13 August 2012
Russia placed fourth in the total medal count at the London Games, its worst performance at a Summer Olympics since the Soviet Union began competing in the games in 1952.
Men Grab First Volleyball Gold Since '80

Men Grab First Volleyball Gold Since '80

13 August 2012
Russia won the gold medal for the first time since 1980 with a come-from-behind five-set victory over Brazil on Sunday in the Olympic volleyball final.
Gold Sweep for Rhythmic Gymnastics

Gold Sweep for Rhythmic Gymnastics

13 August 2012
It's a clean sweep for Russia in rhythmic gymnastics, just as it's been at the last three Olympics.
Kirdyapkin Walks 50km To Record-Setting Gold

Kirdyapkin Walks 50km To Record-Setting Gold

13 August 2012
Sergei Kirdyapkin won the 50-kilometer walk, breaking the Olympic record by more than a minute and giving Russia its first gold medal in the event in 20 years.
Sighs of Relief as Mekhontcev Gives Russia a Gold in Boxing

Sighs of Relief as Mekhontcev Gives Russia a Gold in Boxing

13 August 2012
Egor Mekhontcev made sure Russia would not leave the ring without a gold medal on Sunday when he came from behind to beat Kazakhstan's Adilbek Niyazymbetov to the light-heavyweight title by the tightest of margins.

Move Over Japan as Russia Takes Charge of Judo Mat

13 August 2012
If Beijing had been a warning for the Japanese, London was the Olympics where they truly lost their judo crown, with resurgent Russian and jubilant French teams taking over the mantle as the dominant forces on the mat.

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