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DOHA (Reuters) - The IAAF will recommend the U.S. women's 2004 Olympic 4x400 metres relay team be stripped of its gold medal because of the doping suspension of relay alternate Crystal Cox, federation spokesman Nick Davies said on Monday.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has begun a disciplinary procedure involving Cox and the U.S. relay team, and the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Council agreed the team's result should be disqualified under its 2004 rules, Davis told reporters after a council meeting in Doha.

If the IOC accepts the IAAF recommendation, Russia would become the new Olympic champion and Jamaica would move up to the silver medal.

Cox was suspended for four years in January by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) and all her competitive results since 2001 were disqualified because she used banned anabolic agents and hormones between 2001 and 2004, USADA said.

She ran in the preliminary round of the 2004 Olympics with the team of Monique Henderson, Monique Hennagan, Sanya Richards and Deedee Trotter later winning the final.

All would lose their gold medals under IAAF rules in place at the time.

Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:00pm GMT

http://af.reuters.com/article/sportsNews/idAFJOE62E0QG20100315

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DOHA (Reuters) - The IAAF will recommend the U.S. women's 2004 Olympic 4x400 metres relay team be stripped of its gold medal because of the doping suspension of relay alternate Crystal Cox, federation spokesman Nick Davies said on Monday.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has begun a disciplinary procedure involving Cox and the U.S. relay team, and the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Council agreed the team's result should be disqualified under its 2004 rules, Davis told reporters after a council meeting in Doha.

If the IOC accepts the IAAF recommendation, Russia would become the new Olympic champion and Jamaica would move up to the silver medal.

Cox was suspended for four years in January by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) and all her competitive results since 2001 were disqualified because she used banned anabolic agents and hormones between 2001 and 2004, USADA said.

She ran in the preliminary round of the 2004 Olympics with the team of Monique Henderson, Monique Hennagan, Sanya Richards and Deedee Trotter later winning the final.

All would lose their gold medals under IAAF rules in place at the time.

Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:00pm GMT

http://af.reuters.com/article/sportsNews/idAFJOE62E0QG20100315

Well that's what happens when you cheat. And other team members who were not cheating get hurt in the process. These people who dope up are just, well, pathetic.

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Huh. Crystal Cox....I saw her on Survivor Gabon.

I would think that her teammates would appeal this ruling. ESPN.com says that Marion Jones' relay teammates from 2000 are appealing the stripping of their medals and that a decision would be made before the end of the year.

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Well that's what happens when you cheat. And other team members who were not cheating get hurt in the process. These people who dope up are just, well, pathetic.

Exactly. Russia deserves the Gold. Hopefully they won't have to wait as long as our 1997 men's team had to.

http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/general/athletics/british-relay-team-win-gold-ndash-13-years-after-event-1861247.html

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