Extra medal ceremonies took place during the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships in London this past week. Five teams and eleven athletes whose results have been upgraded from past world championships received redistributed medals. The reallocation and updated results stem from doping violations related to the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). Jessica Ennis-Hill, a British heptathlete, and a United States women’s 4×400 relay team received gold medals with the full flag and anthem. Ennis-Hill received second place in 2011 behind Tatyana Chernova who was later suspended for doping in 2013. The United States women’s team placed second behind Russia in 2013 however one of the Russian team members, Antonina Krivoshapka, tested positive for doping in 2014.
This is one of a few medal reallocations that have taken place recently. At the London Anniversary Games on July 9th, Great Britain’s men’s 4×400 meters relay team received Olympic Bronze medals for their performance at the 2008 Beijing games. The team was upgraded to third after the Olympic Committee received positive results from Russian athlete Denis Alekseyev for Turinabol which is a prohibited substance. Additional 2008 Olympians that were recently banned due to positive Turinabol results include Anastasiya Kapachinskaya and Inga Abitova.
The British Olympic Association is also waiting for results to reallocate medals for the 2008 Beijing games for the heptathlon, women’s javelin and women’s 4×400 meters relay. The reallocated medals ceremonies occurred over the weekend and will conclude on Sunday: