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Number of stripped medals per Olympic athletic event by gender 1984-2016

Number of stripped medals in athletic events at the Summer Olympics by each individual event and gender from 1984 to 2016

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Release date

May 2020



Survey time period

1984 to 2020

Supplementary notes

The data was compiled using a variety of sources, such as these articles from the New York Times and the Huffington Post. Data for more recent tournaments was compiled from a number of official press releases from the International Olympic Committee and World Anti-Doping Agency, and various news outlets.

*Thes includes one gold in the 4x400m and one bronze in the 4x100m that were stripped from US athlete Marion Jones; the other members of the team had their medals returned in 2010 and their records still stand.

**The Heptathlon is a female only event, while the Decathlon and 50km Race Walk are male only events.

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