Discus thrower Robert Fazekas in Beijing after losing his medal in Athens for doping

This is exactly why the two year ban is not strong enough to deter people from using drugs in sport. I think this may have now changed to four years.

Robert Fazekas from Hungary, who won a gold medal at the Athens 2004 Olympics and was later stripped of his medal for doping will now compete at the Beijing Olympics.

Fazekas, his coach, his doctor and officials have guaranteed in writing that he is clean.

“Athens was a physical and spiritual breaking point for me,” Fazekas said in a statement, adding that he began training for Beijing because he wanted to move beyond that negative period of his career with an “honorable result” on the field.

“Now, I have achieved that,” Fazekas said.

Posted by Mike 6 years ago

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rauterkus - July 25, 2008 @ 6:59 pm

The female sprinter from Greece who was one of the characters in the time of the Athens Olympics to stage a motorcycle crash to avoid a drug test was also named to her Olympic team a week or two ago. I don’t know if she will make the trip or not. But, she caused a lot of scorn and anguish with the antics in the past. That ill will is now forgotten and forgiven, I guess.

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