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South Africans get belated golds

Members of the South African relay team celebrate their silver medal

US sprinters deliver gold

South Africa's 4x100m relay team have been awarded gold at the 2001 World Championships following Tim Montgomery's doping ban.

Montgomery was part of the American team that won gold in Edmonton but they have been stripped of the title after he received a two-year suspension.

All of his results from March 2001 have now been scrubbed from the records.

Trinidad and Tobago have been awarded the silver medals with Australia being promoted to third.

The United States team won the race in a time of 37.96 seconds, with Montgomery bringing the quartet home.

Montgomery hit with two-year ban

Montgomery was banned together with Chryste Gaines in December based on evidence gathered in the Balco laboratory case.

Neither sprinter tested positive for drugs and both vehemently denied the charges.

The decision to award the golds to Morne Nagel, Leeroy Newton, Matthew Quinn and Corne du Plessis doubles South Africa's gold-medal tally at the 2001 event.

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Yeah. It hasn't been confirmed yet. I still have to see what the IAAF has to say about it.
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What's wrong with sports in South Africa? Results are not very good lately.....

The soccer-team didn't qualify for the World Cup, 1 gold medal in the Olympics...

Some good swimmingresults in Montreal, but what about athletics? What about tennis?

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