Vadim Devyatovskiy and Ivan Tsikhan had their silver and bronze medals in the hammer throw from the 2008 Olympics stripped from them after having tested for elevated levels of testosterone. Devyatovskiy now faces a lifetime ban for his second doping offense, while Tsikhan faces a 2 year ban.

The silver will go to Krisztian Pars of Hungary and the bronze to Koji Murofushi of Japan. This is the 2nd time that Murofushi was upgraded to an Olympic medal after somebody else was caught doping.

I’m actually pretty happy with the extremely low numbers of doping cases that were caught at the Olympics. Only 9 athletes have been caught cheating (15 if you count the horses) after what has been the most heavily tested Olympics in history. There were a total of 4,770 tests: 3,801 urine tests and 969 blood tests.

(More info: USA Today)