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Koji Murofushi had mixed emotions Friday on belatedly earning a medal for the second straight Olympics after two Belarusian hammer throwers were stripped of their silver and bronze medals for doping offenses at this year’s Beijing Games.

Murofushi finished fifth in Beijing but will be awarded the bronze after the International Olympic Committee executive board on Thursday ruled against Vadim Devyatovskiy and Ivan Tsikhan, who both tested positive for abnormal levels of testosterone after the Aug. 17 hammer throw final in the Chinese capital.

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