Rio 2016: Kyrgyzstan turns first athlete to lose medal to doping

Kyrgyzstan weightlifter, Izzat Artykov has become the first Rio Olympics medallist to test positive for a banned substance and has been stripped of his bronze.

Artykov finished third in the men’s -69kg weightlifting competition.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), said the 22-year-old’s “medal is forfeited” and “he is excluded from the Games” after testing positive for strychnine.

The reallocation of the bronze medal is the responsibility of the weightlifting federation and the IOC.

Colombian Luis Javier Mosquera Lozano would be the weightlifter to move into the bronze medal position, having finished fourth.