Ten more Beijing medalists disqualified after re-testing

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Ten more athletes, mostly weightlifters and wrestlers, have been stripped of the medals they won at the 2008 Beijing Olympics after failing doping tests in re-testing of samples, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Thursday.

They were among a total of 16 athletes named in the latest batch of disqualifications from the Games.

The athletes named on Thursday included three silver medalists - Khasan Baroev (Russia) in the men's 96-120 kilo Greco-Roman wrestling, Vitaliy Rahimov (Azerbaijan) in the men's 55-60 kilo Greco-Roman wrestling and Irina Nekrassova (Kazakhstan) in the women's 63 kilo weightlifting.

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