NPR logo

Russian Shot-Putter Stripped of Gold

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/3866340/3866341" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Russian Shot-Putter Stripped of Gold

Russian Shot-Putter Stripped of Gold

Russian Shot-Putter Stripped of Gold

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/3866340/3866341" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

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.

We no longer support commenting on NPR.org stories, but you can find us every day on Facebook, Twitter, email, and many other platforms. Learn more or contact us.