IOC still looking into Athens cycling medals
Sunday, March 11, 2012
LONDON (AP) -- The IOC is still investigating whether to readjust the medals from a men's cycling race at the 2004 Athens Olympics after American rider Tyler Hamilton admitted doping.
IOC vice president Thomas Bach tells The Associated Press the Olympic body has renewed its request for the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency to provide documents on the case.
The IOC wants the information before going forward with its own procedures to formally strip Hamilton of the gold in the road race time trial and possibly move other cyclists up in the medals.
The move comes as the Russian Olympic Committee presses its bid for retired Russian rider Viatcheslav Ekimov, who finished second behind Hamilton in Athens, to be upgraded from silver to gold.