Ilin stripped of Beijing gold

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Ilya Ilin's glittering weightlifting career is in tatters after the IOC confirmed the Kazakh had returned positive doping results from the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games.

Four-time IWF World Weightlifter of the Year Ilin had already seen his 94kg gold from London stripped earlier this year, and his 2008 triumph in the same event has also been struck from the records after testing positive for the prohibited substances dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (turinabol) and stanozolol.

Tests from both editions of the Games were re-analysed by the IOC and Ilin - who was suspended by the IWF ahead of Rio 2016 - was found to have fallen foul of the rules, leading to his disqualification and returning of his first gold.

Ilin is one of seven athletes to fail anti-doping tests from Beijing and London, a list that also includes medallists Aksana Miankova and Natallia Mikhnevich from Belarus.

Miankova claimed hammer gold in 2008 with a personal best of 76.34 metres, however that result will be expunged after two reanalysed tests discovered the use of dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (turinabol), oxandrolone and stanozolol.

Compatriot Mikhnevich also won a medal in China - she was second in the shot put - but her record will also be tainted by drug taking, the 34-year-old found to have methandienone and stanozolol in her sample.

Another three Belarussians have been sanctioned for taking dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (turinabol) - Pavel Lyzhyn, Sviatlana Usovich and Nastassia Mironchyk-Ivanova.

Weightlifter Boyanka Kostova from Azerbaijan, meanwhile, also had traces of the drug in her 2012 sample, along with stanozolol.