Ekimov Inherits Dope Cheat Tyler Hamilton’s Gold Medal

LONDON, Aug 10, 2012 (AFP) – Russia’s Viatcheslav Ekimov was finally
awarded the 2004 Olympic Games cycling time trial gold medal on Friday, a year
after dope-tainted winner Tyler Hamilton gave it up.

An International Olympic Committee (IOC) spokesman said that America’s
Bobby Julich, who was third in Athens, will be handed the silver medal with
Michael Rodgers of Australia taking bronze.

In May 2011, Hamilton admitted doping and returned his gold medal from the
2004 Games.