Radevica officially disqualified from London Olympics

  • 2019-05-12
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - Retired Latvian long jumper Ineta Radevica has been officially disqualified from the 2012 London Olympic Games, the International Olympic Committee announced on Friday.

Last November, Athletics Integrity Unit of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) said that Radevica had tested positive for doping after a second analysis of her sample from the London Olympics. Radevica tested positive for oxandrolone, an anabolic steroid.

As reported, Radevica retired from professional sports in 2012, after placing fourth at the Olympics.

As a result of the IAAF decision, Russia's Ludmila Kolchanova has moved up to fourth place at the London Olympics.

Radevica will also have to return her diploma and pin obtained in the women's long jump event at the Olympics

Radevica won gold at the European Championships in Barcelona in 2010, setting a new national record for Latvia, 6.92 meters.

Radevica served as the president of Latvian Athletics Association from March 2017 to November 2018.