List of stripped Olympic medals

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The following is a list of stripped Olympic medals. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is the governing body of the Olympic Games, and as such, can rule athletes to have violated regulations of the Games, for which athletes' Olympic medals can be stripped (i.e. rescinded). Stripped medals must be returned to the IOC by the offending athlete.

Record[edit]

In the case of team events, the IOC can strip medals from a team based on infractions by a single team member. In the table below, for stripped team medals, the athlete in violation is shown in parentheses. The international governing body of each Olympic sport can also strip athletes of medals for infractions of the rules of the sport.

From October 1968 to February 2019, a total of 143 medals have been stripped, with 9 medals declared vacant (rather than being reallocated) after being stripped. The vast majority of these have occurred since 2000 due to improved drug testing methods.

The majority of medals have been stripped in athletics (50, including 19 gold medals) and weightlifting (46, including 13 gold medals). The country with the most stripped medals is Russia (and Russian associated teams), with 46, four times the number of the next highest, and more than 30% of the total. The Post-Soviet states account for more than 60% of the overall total.

Among particular Olympic Games, the 2008 Summer Olympics has the most stripped medals, at 50. Among Winter Olympics, the 2002 Winter Olympics has the most medals stripped with 13.

All but seven of the stripped medals involve infractions stemming from doping and drug testing:

  • Jim Thorpe was stripped of his two gold medals by the International Olympic Committee in 1913, after the IOC learned that Thorpe had taken expense money for playing baseball before the 1912 Games, violating Olympic amateurism rules that had been in place at the time. In 1982, 29 years after his death, the IOC was convinced that the disqualification had been improper, as no protest against Thorpe's eligibility had been brought within the required 30 days, and reinstated Thorpe's medals, with replicas presented to his children.
  • Marika Kilius and Hans-Jürgen Bäumler were stripped of their 1964 silver medal in figure skating for similar reasons to Thorpe, but had them reinstated in 1987.
  • Ingemar Johansson was disqualified from the gold medal fight in the 1952 heavyweight boxing competition after the referee deemed that he was "failing to show fight" to win the three-round match, and was subsequently deemed to have forfeited the minimum silver medal he would have won. Johansson said that he did not throw any punches at his opponent in the first two rounds to tire him out before releasing a barrage of punches in the third. He was eventually presented with his silver medal in 1982.[1]
  • Ibragim Samadov of the 1992 Unified Team was stripped of his bronze medal after he "hurled his bronze medal to the floor" and "stormed off the stage during the awards ceremony."[2] Ara Abrahamian of Sweden was stripped of his bronze medal in 2008 for similar reasons.[3]
  • China was stripped of a team gymnastics bronze medal from 2000 in 2010 after a team member was found to have been underage at the time of the competition.

Note that some athletes have had medals taken away from them for different methods of cheating before physically getting on to the medal podium such as American marathon runner Frederick Lorz at the 1904 Olympics and Swedish horse rider Bertil Sandström at the 1932 Olympics. These athletes are not included in the list as they were never awarded their medals in the first place but disqualified before physically receiving their medals and were never guaranteed to win them going in to the final rounds of competition.[4]

Also note that Russian wrestler Besik Kudukhov failed a drug test in 2016 from a sample taken when he competed in the 60 kg freestyle wrestling event at the 2012 Olympics. However his medal was not stripped due to the fact that he had died in a car crash three years earlier, therefore his medal was retained.

In a few cases, the IOC has reversed earlier rulings that stripped athletes of medals. In the case of Rick DeMont, the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) recognized his gold medal performance in the 1972 Summer Olympics in 2001,[5] but only the IOC has the power to restore his medal, and it has, as of 2019, refused to do so.[5]

List of stripped Olympic medals[edit]

  • This is the list of Olympic medals stripped by the IOC, the governing body of the Olympics.
  • (X) medal declared vacant
  • (Y) medal yet to be reallocated or declared vacant
Olympics Athlete Country Medal Event Ref
1968 Summer Olympics Modern Pentathlon team (Hans-Gunnar Liljenwall)  Sweden 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Modern pentathlon, Team [6]
1972 Summer Olympics Bakhvain Buyadaa  Mongolia 2nd, silver medalist(s) Judo, Men's 63 kg (X) [7]
Cycling team (Aad van den Hoek)  Netherlands 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Cycling, Men's team time trial (X) [8]
Jaime Huélamo  Spain 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Cycling, Men's individual road race (X) [8]
Rick DeMont  United States 1st, gold medalist(s) Swimming, Men's 400 m freestyle [5]
1976 Winter Olympics Galina Kulakova  Soviet Union 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Cross-Country Skiing, Women's 5 km [9]
1976 Summer Olympics Valentin Khristov  Bulgaria 1st, gold medalist(s) Weightlifting, Men's 110 kg [10]
Blagoy Blagoev 2nd, silver medalist(s) Weightlifting, Men's 82.5 kg [11]
Zbigniew Kaczmarek  Poland 1st, gold medalist(s) Weightlifting, Men's 67.5 kg [12]
1984 Summer Olympics Martti Vainio  Finland 2nd, silver medalist(s) Athletics, Men's 10,000 m [13]
Tomas Johansson  Sweden 2nd, silver medalist(s) Wrestling, Men's Greco-Roman +100 kg [14]
1988 Summer Olympics Mitko Grablev  Bulgaria 1st, gold medalist(s) Weightlifting, Men's 56 kg [15]
Angel Guenchev 1st, gold medalist(s) Weightlifting, Men's 67.5 kg [15]
Ben Johnson  Canada 1st, gold medalist(s) Athletics, Men's 100 m [16]
Andor Szanyi  Hungary 2nd, silver medalist(s) Weightlifting, Men's 100 kg [17]
1992 Summer Olympics Ibragim Samadov Olympic flag.svg Unified Team 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Weightlifting, Men's 82.5 kg (X) [2]
2000 Summer Olympics Ashot Danielyan  Armenia 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Weightlifting, Men's +105 kg [18]
Izabela Dragneva  Bulgaria 1st, gold medalist(s) Weightlifting, Women's 48 kg [19]
Ivan Ivanov 2nd, silver medalist(s) Weightlifting, Men's 56 kg [19]
Sevdalin Minchev 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Weightlifting, Men's 62 kg [19]
Gymnastics team (Dong Fangxiao)  China 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Gymnastics, Women's artistic team all-around [20]
Alexander Leipold  Germany 1st, gold medalist(s) Wrestling, Men's freestyle 76 kg [21]
Andreea Răducan  Romania 1st, gold medalist(s) Gymnastics, Women's artistic individual all-around [22]
Marion Jones  United States 1st, gold medalist(s) Athletics, Women's 100 m (X) [23]
1st, gold medalist(s) Athletics, Women's 200 m [23]
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Athletics, Women's long jump [23]
Relay team (Antonio Pettigrew, Jerome Young) 1st, gold medalist(s) Athletics, Men's 4 × 400 m relay [24]
Lance Armstrong 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Cycling, Men's road time trial (X) [25]
2002 Winter Olympics Alain Baxter  Great Britain 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Alpine Skiing, Men's slalom [26]
Olga Danilova  Russia 1st, gold medalist(s) Cross-Country Skiing, Women's 5 km + 5 km combined pursuit [27]
2nd, silver medalist(s) Cross-Country Skiing, Women's 10 km classical [27]
Larisa Lazutina 1st, gold medalist(s) Cross-Country Skiing, Women's 30 km classical [27][28]
2nd, silver medalist(s) Cross-Country Skiing, Women's 15 km freestyle mass start [29]
2nd, silver medalist(s) Cross-Country Skiing, Women's 5 km + 5 km combined pursuit [29]
Johann Mühlegg  Spain 1st, gold medalist(s) Cross-Country Skiing, Men's 50 km classical [27]
1st, gold medalist(s) Cross-Country Skiing, Men's 30 km freestyle [30]
1st, gold medalist(s) Cross-Country Skiing, Men's 10 km + 10 km combined pursuit [30]
2004 Summer Olympics Ivan Tsikhan  Belarus 2nd, silver medalist(s) Athletics, Men's hammer throw (X) [31]
Iryna Yatchenko 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Athletics, Women's discus throw [31]
Equestrian team[nb 1]
(Goldfever horse; Ludger Beerbaum rider)
 Germany 1st, gold medalist(s) Equestrian, Team show jumping [32]
Leonidas Sabanis  Greece 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Weightlifting, Men's 62 kg [33]
Adrián Annus  Hungary 1st, gold medalist(s) Athletics, Men's hammer throw [34]
Róbert Fazekas 1st, gold medalist(s) Athletics, Men's discus throw [35]
Ferenc Gyurkovics 2nd, silver medalist(s) Weightlifting, Men's 105 kg [36]
Waterford Crystal (horse; Cian O'Connor rider)  Ireland 1st, gold medalist(s) Equestrian, Individual show jumping [37]
Irina Korzhanenko  Russia 1st, gold medalist(s) Athletics, Women's shot put [38]
Svetlana Krivelyova 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Athletics, Women's shot put (X) [31]
Oleg Perepetchenov 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Weightlifting, Men's 77 kg [39]
Yuriy Bilonoh  Ukraine 1st, gold medalist(s) Athletics, Men's shot put [31]
Rowing team (Olena Olefirenko) 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Rowing, Women's quadruple sculls [40]
Tyler Hamilton  United States 1st, gold medalist(s) Cycling, Men's road time trial [41]
2006 Winter Olympics Olga Pyleva  Russia 2nd, silver medalist(s) Biathlon, Women's individual [42]
2008 Summer Olympics Tigran Gevorg Martirosyan  Armenia 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Weightlifting, Men's 69 kg [43]
Vitaliy Rahimov  Azerbaijan 2nd, silver medalist(s) Wrestling, Men's Greco-Roman 60 kg [44]
Rashid Ramzi  Bahrain 1st, gold medalist(s) Athletics, Men's 1500 m [45]
Aksana Miankova  Belarus 1st, gold medalist(s) Athletics, Women's hammer throw [46]
Natallia Mikhnevich 2nd, silver medalist(s) Athletics, Women's shot put [46]
Andrei Rybakou 2nd, silver medalist(s) Weightlifting, Men's 85 kg [48]
Andrei Mikhnevich 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Athletics, Men's shot put [49]
Nastassia Novikava 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Weightlifting, Women's 53 kg [48]
Nadzeya Ostapchuk 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Athletics, Women's shot put [50]
Liu Chunhong  China 1st, gold medalist(s) Weightlifting, Women's 69 kg [50]
Cao Lei 1st, gold medalist(s) Weightlifting, Women's 75 kg [50]
Chen Xiexia 1st, gold medalist(s) Weightlifting, Women's 48 kg [50]
Yarelys Barrios  Cuba 2nd, silver medalist(s) Athletics, Women's discus throw [51]
Hrysopiyi Devetzi  Greece 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Athletics, Women's triple jump (Y) [44]
Davide Rebellin  Italy 2nd, silver medalist(s) Cycling, Men's road race [52]
Relay team (Nesta Carter)  Jamaica 1st, gold medalist(s) Athletics, Men's 4 × 100 m relay (Y) [53]
Ilya Ilyin  Kazakhstan 1st, gold medalist(s) Weightlifting, Men's 94 kg [46]
Irina Nekrassova 2nd, silver medalist(s) Weightlifting, Women's 63 kg [44]
Taimuraz Tigiyev 2nd, silver medalist(s) Wrestling, Men's freestyle 96 kg [48]
Mariya Grabovetskaya 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Weightlifting, Women's +75 kg [44]
Asset Mambetov 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Wrestling, Men's Greco-Roman 96 kg [44]
Kim Jong-su  North Korea 2nd, silver medalist(s) Shooting, Men's 50 m air pistol [54]
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Shooting, Men's 10 m air pistol [54][55]
Equestrian team[nb 2]
(Camiro horse; Tony André Hansen rider)
 Norway 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Equestrian, team show jumping [56]
Relay team (Yuliya Chermoshanskaya)  Russia 1st, gold medalist(s) Athletics, Women's 4 × 100 m relay [57]
Maria Abakumova 2nd, silver medalist(s) Athletics, Women's javelin throw (Y) [58]
Khasan Baroyev 2nd, silver medalist(s) Wrestling, Men's Greco-Roman 120 kg [44]
Tatyana Lebedeva 2nd, silver medalist(s) Athletics, Women's triple jump (Y) [53]
2nd, silver medalist(s) Athletics, Women's long jump (Y) [53]
Relay team (Anastasiya Kapachinskaya, Tatyana Firova) 2nd, silver medalist(s) Athletics, Women's 4 × 400 m relay [43]
Marina Shainova 2nd, silver medalist(s) Weightlifting, Women's 58 kg [43]
Khadzhimurat Akkayev 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Weightlifting, Men's 94 kg [44]
Anna Chicherova 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Athletics, Women's high jump [61]
Nadezhda Evstyukhina 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Weightlifting, Women's 75 kg [43]
Dmitry Lapikov 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Weightlifting, Men's 105 kg [44]
Tatyana Chernova 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Athletics, Women's heptathlon [62]
Relay team (Denis Alexeev) 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Athletics, Men's 4 × 400 m relay [58]
Yekaterina Volkova 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Athletics, Women's 3000 m steeplechase [48]
Ara Abrahamian  Sweden 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Wrestling, Men's Greco-Roman 84 kg (X) [63]
Elvan Abeylegesse  Turkey 2nd, silver medalist(s) Athletics, Women's 5000 metres [64]
2nd, silver medalist(s) Athletics, Women's 10000 metres [64]
Sibel Özkan 2nd, silver medalist(s) Weightlifting, Women's 48 kg [65]
Lyudmyla Blonska  Ukraine 2nd, silver medalist(s) Athletics, Women's heptathlon [66]
Vasyl Fedoryshyn 2nd, silver medalist(s) Wrestling, Men's freestyle 60 kg [67]
Olha Korobka 2nd, silver medalist(s) Weightlifting, Women's +75 kg [48]
Nataliya Davydova 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Weightlifting, Women's 69 kg (Y) [44]
Victoria Tereshchuk 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Modern pentathlon, Women's modern pentathlon [68]
Denys Yurchenko 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Athletics, Men's pole vault [44]
Artur Taymazov  Uzbekistan 1st, gold medalist(s) Wrestling, Men's freestyle 120 kg [67]
Soslan Tigiev 2nd, silver medalist(s) Wrestling, Men's freestyle 74 kg [48]
2012 Summer Olympics Hripsime Khurshudyan  Armenia 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Weightlifting, Women's +75 kg [69]
Nadzeya Ostapchuk  Belarus 1st, gold medalist(s) Athletics, Women's shot put [70]
Iryna Kulesha 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Weightlifting, Women's 75 kg [69]
Maryna Shkermankova 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Weightlifting, Women's 69 kg [72]
Davit Modzmanashvili  Georgia 2nd, silver medalist(s) Wrestling, Men's freestyle 120 kg (Y) [73]
Zulfiya Chinshanlo  Kazakhstan 1st, gold medalist(s) Weightlifting, Women's 53 kg [72]
Ilya Ilyin 1st, gold medalist(s) Weightlifting, Men's 94 kg [46]
Maiya Maneza 1st, gold medalist(s) Weightlifting, Women's 63 kg [72]
Svetlana Podobedova 1st, gold medalist(s) Weightlifting, Women's 75 kg [72]
Anatolie Cîrîcu  Moldova 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Weightlifting, Men's 94 kg [69]
Cristina Iovu 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Weightlifting, Women's 53 kg [69]
Sergey Kirdyapkin  Russia 1st, gold medalist(s) Athletics, Men's 50 km walk [74]
Ivan Ukhov 1st, gold medalist(s) Athletics, Men's high jump (Y) [75]
Tatyana Lysenko 1st, gold medalist(s) Athletics, Women's hammer throw [76]
Mariya Savinova 1st, gold medalist(s) Athletics, Women's 800 m [77]
Yuliya Zaripova 1st, gold medalist(s) Athletics, Women's 3000 m steeplechase [78][69]
Apti Aukhadov 2nd, silver medalist(s) Weightlifting, Men's 85 kg [79]
Aleksandr Ivanov 2nd, silver medalist(s) Weightlifting, Men's 94 kg [69]
Olga Kaniskina 2nd, silver medalist(s) Athletics, Women's 20 km walk [80]
Yevgeniya Kolodko 2nd, silver medalist(s) Athletics, Women's shot put [81]
Darya Pishchalnikova 2nd, silver medalist(s) Athletics, Women's discus throw [82]
Relay team (Antonina Krivoshapka, Yulia Gushchina, Tatyana Firova) 2nd, silver medalist(s) Athletics, Women's 4 × 400 m relay [83][84][85]
Svetlana Tsarukayeva 2nd, silver medalist(s) Weightlifting, Women's 63 kg [67]
Natalia Zabolotnaya 2nd, silver medalist(s) Weightlifting, Women's 75 kg [69]
Tatyana Chernova 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Athletics, Women's heptathlon [86]
Svetlana Shkolina 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Athletics, Women's high jump (Y) [87]
Asli Cakir Alptekin  Turkey 1st, gold medalist(s) Athletics, Women's 1500 m [88]
Gamze Bulut 2nd, silver medalist(s) Athletics, Women's 1500 m [64]
Relay team (Tyson Gay)  United States 2nd, silver medalist(s) Athletics, Men's 4 × 100 m relay [89]
Oleksandr Pyatnytsya  Ukraine 2nd, silver medalist(s) Athletics, Men's javelin throw [90]
Yuliya Kalina 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Weightlifting, Women's 58 kg [91]
Soslan Tigiev  Uzbekistan 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Wrestling, Men's freestyle 74 kg [92]
2014 Winter Olympics Two-man (Alexandr Zubkov, Alexey Voyevoda)  Russia 1st, gold medalist(s) Bobsleigh, Two-man (Y) [93][94][95]
Four-man (Alexandr Zubkov, Alexey Voyevoda) 1st, gold medalist(s) Bobsleigh, Four-man (Y)
Olga Vilukhina 2nd, silver medalist(s) Biathlon, Women's sprint (Y) [94]
Relay team (Olga Vilukhina, Yana Romanova, Olga Zaitseva) 2nd, silver medalist(s) Biathlon, Women's relay (Y) [94]
2016 Summer Olympics Izzat Artykov  Kyrgyzstan 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Weightlifting, Men's 69 kg [96]
Serghei Tarnovschi  Moldova 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Canoeing, Men's C-1 1000 m [97]
Gabriel Sîncrăian  Romania 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Weightlifting, Men's 85 kg [98]
Mikhail Aloyan  Russia 2nd, silver medalist(s) Boxing, Men's flyweight [98]
2018 Winter Olympics Curling team (Aleksandr Krushelnitckii)  Olympic Athletes from Russia 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Curling, Mixed doubles [99]

Notes:

  1. ^ The Germany team was not disqualified, but with Beerbaum's score excluded, it dropped from gold medalist to bronze medalist.
  2. ^ The Norwegian team was not disqualified, but with Hansen's score excluded, it dropped from bronze medalist to tenth.

List of Olympic medals stripped and later returned[edit]

Here is the list of Olympic medals that were stripped by the IOC and later returned by the IOC.

Olympics Athlete Country Medal Event Ref
1912 Summer Olympics Jim Thorpe  United States 1st, gold medalist(s) Athletics, Men's pentathlon [100]
1st, gold medalist(s) Athletics, Men's decathlon [100]
1952 Summer Olympics Ingemar Johansson  Sweden 2nd, silver medalist(s) Boxing, Men's heavyweight [101]
1964 Winter Olympics Marika Kilius, Hans-Jürgen Bäumler Germany 2nd, silver medalist(s) Figure skating, Pairs [102]
1998 Winter Olympics Ross Rebagliati  Canada 1st, gold medalist(s) Snowboarding, Men's giant slalom [103]
2000 Summer Olympics Relay team (except Marion Jones)  United States 1st, gold medalist(s) Athletics, Women's 4 × 400 m relay [104]
Relay team (except Marion Jones) 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Athletics, Women's 4 × 100 m relay [104]
2004 Summer Olympics María Luisa Calle  Colombia 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Cycling, Women's points race [105]
2008 Summer Olympics Vadim Devyatovskiy  Belarus 2nd, silver medalist(s) Athletics, Men's hammer throw [106]
Ivan Tsikhan 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Athletics, Men's hammer throw [106]
2014 Winter Olympics Alexander Legkov  Russia 1st, gold medalist(s) Cross-Country Skiing, Men's 50 km freestyle [107]
Aleksandr Tretyakov 1st, gold medalist(s) Skeleton, Men's individual [107]
Relay team (Alexander Legkov, Maxim Vylegzhanin, Alexander Bessmertnykh) 2nd, silver medalist(s) Cross-Country Skiing, Men's 4 x 10 km relay [107]
Maksim Vylegzhanin 2nd, silver medalist(s) Cross-Country Skiing, Men's 50 km freestyle [107]
Relay team (Maxim Vylegzhanin, Nikita Kryukov) 2nd, silver medalist(s) Cross-Country Skiing, Men's team sprint [107]
Olga Fatkulina 2nd, silver medalist(s) Speed Skating, Women's 500 m [107]
Albert Demchenko 2nd, silver medalist(s) Luge, Men's singles [107]
Relay team (Albert Demchenko, Tatiana Ivanova) 2nd, silver medalist(s) Luge, Team relay [107]
Elena Nikitina 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Skeleton, Women's individual [107]
Nicklas Bäckström  Sweden 2nd, silver medalist(s) Ice hockey, Men's tournament [108]

Stripped, returned, and stripped[edit]

Six gold medals for the 2000 Olympic men's 4 × 400 metres relay were awarded to the U.S. squad of Jerome Young, Michael Johnson, Antonio Pettigrew, Angelo Taylor, Alvin Harrison and Calvin Harrison. In 2004, after Young (who ran in the heats) was retroactively banned from 1999 to 2001, all six were stripped of their medals.

In 2005, the Court of Arbitration for Sport restored the medals of the remaining five due to the fact that, according to the rules of the time, a team should not be disqualified because of a doping offense of an athlete who did not compete in the finals, but in 2008, Pettigrew admitted to the use of doping from 1997 to 2003, meaning that the team was disqualified.[109]

Medals stripped by country[edit]

A total of 36 different countries/teams have had medals stripped including the former Soviet Union, the Unified Team of 1992 and the Olympic Athletes from Russia team of 2018.

Stripped medals by country
Country 1st, gold medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Total
 Russia (RUS) 11 21 11 43
 Belarus (BLR) 2 3 6 11
 Ukraine (UKR) 1 4 5 10
 Kazakhstan (KAZ) 5 2 2 9
 United States (USA) 5 1 2 8
 Bulgaria (BUL) 4 2 1 7
 Turkey (TUR) 1 4 0 5
 China (CHN) 3 0 1 4
 Spain (ESP) 3 0 1 4
 Hungary (HUN) 2 2 0 4
 Uzbekistan (UZB) 1 1 1 3
 Sweden (SWE) 0 1 2 3
 Armenia (ARM) 0 0 3 3
 Moldova (MDA) 0 0 3 3
 Germany (GER) 2 0 0 2
 Romania (ROM) 1 0 1 2
 North Korea (PRK) 0 1 1 2
 Greece (GRE) 0 0 2 2
 Bahrain (BRN) 1 0 0 1
 Canada (CAN) 1 0 0 1
 Ireland (IRL) 1 0 0 1
 Jamaica (JAM) 1 0 0 1
 Poland (POL) 1 0 0 1
 Azerbaijan (AZE) 0 1 0 1
 Cuba (CUB) 0 1 0 1
 Finland (FIN) 0 1 0 1
 Georgia (GEO) 0 1 0 1
 Italy (ITA) 0 1 0 1
 Mongolia (MGL) 0 1 0 1
 Great Britain (GBR) 0 0 1 1
 Kyrgyzstan (KGZ) 0 0 1 1
 Netherlands (NED) 0 0 1 1
 Norway (NOR) 0 0 1 1
 Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR) 0 0 1 1
 Soviet Union (URS) 0 0 1 1
 Unified Team (EUN) 0 0 1 1
Total 46 48 49 143

Medals stripped by gender[edit]

Men have had slightly more medals stripped overall. Men have also had slightly more gold and bronze medals stripped, but women have had more silver medals stripped.

Mixed events will be classed in the table below on which gender caused the medal to be stripped. If both genders contribute to the medal being stripped, then it should be added to both tallies. Note that Marion Jones' stripped relay medals are not counted.

Stripped medals by gender
Gender 1st, gold medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Total Percentage
Male 26 22 26 74 51.7%
Female 20 26 23 69 48.3%
Total 46 48 49 143 100%

Medals stripped by sport[edit]

A total of 18 different sports have had medals stripped: 13 from the Summer Olympics and 5 from the Winter Olympics. Athletics and Weightlifting have had by far the greatest numbers of medals stripped compared to any other sport.

Stripped medals by sport
Sport 1st, gold medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Total
Athletics 19 18 13 50
Weightlifting 13 13 20 46
Wrestling 2 7 3 12
Cross-Country Skiing 5 3 1 9
Cycling 1 1 3 5
Equestrian 2 0 1 3
Biathlon 0 3 0 3
Bobsleigh 2 0 0 2
Gymnastics 1 0 1 2
Shooting 0 1 1 2
Modern Pentathlon 0 0 2 2
Swimming 1 0 0 1
Boxing 0 1 0 1
Judo 0 1 0 1
Alpine Skiing 0 0 1 1
Canoeing 0 0 1 1
Curling 0 0 1 1
Rowing 0 0 1 1
Total 46 48 49 143

See also[edit]

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