Two Russian Athletes Hand In Olympic Medals After Being Caught Doping

Russia's Olga Kaniskina sits on the ground after finishing second in the women's 20km race walk final at the London 2012 Olympic Games at The Mall, Aug. 11, 2012.

Two Russian athletes have been stripped of their medals from the London 2012 Olympic Games after failing doping tests, the Interfax agency reported Wednesday.

Race walkers Sergei Kirdyapkin and Olga Kaniskina, who were awarded with gold and silver respectively, lost their titles following a ruling from the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, said head of the Russian Athletics Federation Dmitry Shlyakhtin.

Kaniskina was also deprived of her gold medal from the 2010 European Championships, Interfax reported.

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