In this Aug. 23, 2008 file photo Russia's Anna Chicherova reacts after making a clearance in the final of the women's high jump during the athletics competitions in the National Stadium at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Three Russian Olympic medalists have appeal hearings in doping cases at the Court of Arbitration for Sport this month. CAS says high jumper Anna Chicherova's appeal is May 30-31 2017 to challenge the IOC stripping her 2008 Beijing Olympics bronze medal.

Russian high jumper Chicherova stripped of bronze medal from 2008 Olympics

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Russian high jumper Anna Chicherova has lost an appeal against being stripped of her 2008 Olympic bronze medal for using an anabolic steroid.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport says it dismissed the appeal without giving details of the case.

An International Olympic Committee panel which first judged Chicherova last year noted that the steroid turinabol was “a doping substance commonly used in Russia” at the time.

The women’s high jump is among the most tainted events in the IOC’s reanalysis of 2008 and 2012 Olympic samples. The third, fourth and fifth-place finishers in Beijing were disqualified, leaving American jumper Chaunte Howard with bronze. The IOC must confirm reallocation of medals.

Chicherova will keep her 2012 Olympic gold and 2011 world title, which are not affected by the 2008 case.

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