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Russian Shot-Putter Stripped of Gold

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Russian Shot-Putter Stripped of Gold

Russian Shot-Putter Stripped of Gold

Russian Shot-Putter Stripped of Gold

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Russian shot-putter Irina Korzhanenko was stripped of the historic gold medal she won at the ancient stadium in Olympia after testing positive for a steroid. Doping incidents have been pervasive at the Games, leading some observers to cynicism and others to conclude that cheating has become harder. NPR's Tom Goldman reports.