Hamilton to be Stripped of Gold Medal
Marblehead cyclist Tyler Hamilton will be stripped of his Athens gold medal.
Local cyclist Tyler Hamilton, who accused Lance Armstrong of doping in an interview on CBS's 60 Minutes last year, will be stripped of the gold medal he won in Athens in 2004.
The IOC is reportedly set to strip Hamilton of the medals and award them to the next finisher, the Boston Globe reported today.
Hamilton initially came under investigation by the IOC during the Athens olympic, when a doping sample indicated he had tested positive for a blood transfusion, according to the report.
Hamilton reportedly tested positive a month later at the Spanish Vuelta and after serving a two-year suspension, he returned to cycling but tested positive again for a banned substance in 2009 and was banned from cycling for eight years.
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