Cuban athlete told to return Olympic medal but it seems it's already been sold on eBay

Yarelys Barrios has been retroactively stripped of the medal for doping dating back to Beijing 2008

BY Raf Diallo 18:45 Thursday 1 September 2016, 18:45 1 Sep 2016

Cuba's Yarelys Barrios throws on her last attempt during the women's discus final at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, Friday, Oct. 28, 2011. Barrios won the gold medal and also set a new Pan American record with a throw of 66.40 meters. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Cuban discus thrower Yarelys Barrios has been ordered to return the Olympics silver medal she won in Beijing eight years ago.

It follows retroactive drug testing of Beijing 2008 samples which showed a positive test for a banned substance called acetazolamide.

As a result, she has been been stripped of her runner-up position and ordered to send back the medal immediately.

But there is a catch.

It appears that a silver medal for the women's discus in 2008 was sold on eBay by a Cuban seller based in Canada in June for just ver €10,000. 

Barrios also won a bronze at London 2012.


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