Chinese weightlifters lose medals from 2008
Three Chinese women weightlifters were stripped of Olympic titles for doping at their home 2008 Beijing Games. China also faces a one-year ban from international weightlifting.
The IOC also took a Beijing bronze medal in the shot put from Nadzeya Ostapchuk of Belarus. Ostapchuk previously lost her gold medal and Olympic title from the 2012 London Games in a separate doping case.
The four medalists were among eight new disqualifications announced in the latest round of an extensive program using new tests to re-analyze samples stored since the Beijing and London Olympics.
They Chinese women losing medals were: Cao Lei in the 75-kilogram class; Chen Xiexia at 48kg; and Liu Chunhonog at 69kg. Liu also was the 2004 Athens Olympics champion in her weight class, and Cao and Chen were world champions in 2007.