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A Games Medallist Has Been STRIPPED Of Their Medal

A medallist at the games has been stripped of his medal for a doping offence, which found he had rat poison in his system.

Izzat Artykov of Kyrgyzstan has become the first medallist to test positive for a banned substance.

While drug cheats often seek to gain the advantage by staying one step ahead of testing by using chemicals that are invisible, this was unusual as this is an old style drug.

The substance that was detected is strychnine, a highly toxic alkaloid which is used in pesticide for killing rodents.

When it is ingested, it caused muscular convulsions before death through asphyxia.

The convulsions have been thought to be beneficial in the past, but it has not been used at all in the Modern Games.

In a statement is revealed that it was referring the case to the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) so that the bronze medal could be reallocated.

"The amendment of the official ranking of the men’s 69 kg weightlifting competition and the reallocation of the bronze medal is the responsibility of the IWF and IOC," it said.

This is the first time in the history of the Olympic Games that the CAS is in charge of doping-related matters arising during the Games.

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