LONDON (Kyodo) The Court of Arbitration for Sport on Thursday upheld the appeals filed by two Belarusian hammer throwers against the International Olympic Committee’s decision to strip them of their medals for doping violations at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Koji Murofushi was set to move up from fifth to third place when the IOC ruled in December 2008 against the Belarusians, who tested positive for traces of testosterone after the hammer throw final, but the silver and bronze medals will now be returned to Vadim Deviatovskiy and Ivan Tsikhan, respectively.

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