Track and field: IAAF wants US relay team stripped of 2004 gold
DOHA, Qatar — The IAAF is recommending that the U.S. women’s 4x400 meter relay team at the 2004 Athens Olympics should be stripped of its gold medal because qualifying runner Crystal Cox was involved in the BALCO doping scandal.
The IOC has opened a formal investigation into the case and the IAAF international athletics federation said Monday that under its rules the “U.S. relay team results will be disqualified.”
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said this year that Cox had admitted to using anabolic steroids and accepted a four-year suspension and disqualification of her results from 2001 to 2004.
Russia would move from silver to gold and Jamaica from bronze to silver.