Nigeria has been awarded a silver medal from the women’s 4×100-meter relay at the Beijing Olympics years ago.
The International Olympic Committee, IOC, on Wednesday announced that Russia was stripped of a relay gold medal from the 2008 Beijing Olympics on Tuesday, after one of its female runners tested positive for steroids in a reanalysis of her doping samples.
Yulia Chermoshanskaya tested positive for two drugs — stanozolol and turinabol — and together with her team was retroactively disqualified and stripped of their gold medals.
As a result Belgium stands to be upgraded to the relay gold, with Nigeria moving up to silver and Brazil to bronze.
Nigeria is yet to win a medal at the ongoing Rio 2016 Olympics.
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