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Do you think Yogeshwar Dutt's Olympics medal must be upgraded?

  • Yogeshwar Dutt notched up a bronze medal at London Games 2012.
  • The Russian wrestler who won silver in the same event was recently tested positive for a banned substance.
  • However, his demise in 2013 can be one of the reasons for IOC to not take any action.
Do you think Yogeshwar Dutts Olympics medal must be upgraded
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Late Russian wrestler, Besik Kudukov won a silver medal, while Yogeshwar bagged a bronze medal at the London Games 2012.


However, Kudukov, who died in a car crash in 2013, had tested positive for a banned steroid when an old sample was retested a few months ago by WADA in its attempt to deter dope cheats.


The Russian Wrestling Federation revealed in a statement that Kudukov'sw sample from 2012 Games was retested this year and was found positive for the steroid turinabol.


The Russian's case was then passed to a three-member IOC panel, who eventually decided to terminate any further investigation.


"The International Olympic Committee will not deprive wrestler Besik Kudukhov of his silver medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London," vice president of the United World Wrestling and first deputy president of the Russian Wrestling Federation, Georgy Bryusov, said in the statement.


But Wrestling Federation of India said that it was yet to get any information regarding the new development.


"We do not have any information about his medal not being upgraded," WFI assistant secretary Vinod Tomar said.


"Before the Rio Olympics, we had been told that Kudukhov had tested positive for a banned substance and Yogeshwar's 2012 London Olympics samples would be tested before deciding to upgrade his bronze to silver. But after that we have not got any update on the matter till date," the official added.

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