Russian athlete stripped of 2012 Olympic gold medal

Yuliya Zaripova celebrates winning the 3000 metre steeplechase in 2012 Credit: Reuters

A Russian athlete has been stripped of the gold medal she won at the London 2012 Olympics, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said.

Yuliya Zaripova, who came first in the women's 3,000 metre steeplechase at the Olympics four years ago, tested positive for turinabol.

She was among 12 athletes - including seven medallists - who have been disqualified from their events following a retesting of samples, the IOC said.