Sport British Olympic relay team gets medals 9 years after race

22:20  09 july  2017
22:20  09 july  2017 Source:   Associated Press

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  Bolt seeks quick fix for back issue with German doctor Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt believes his German doctor Hans-Wilhelm Mueller-Wohlfahrt will fix the retiring world record holder's back problems in time for the August world championships in London. Bolt will see his long-time physician after suffering a stiff back in the build-up to his 100 meters run at the Ostrava Golden Spike meeting on Wednesday, a race he won in a modest 10.06 seconds."I am going to see my doctor now so I know he will fix every problem," Bolt told reporters. "Then all I need to do is train hard and get myself into some shape.

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The medals were presented. Nine years too late, and in London rather than Beijing for Britain's 4x400-meter relay team from the 2008 Olympics . Michael Bingham, Martyn Rooney, Andrew Steele and Robert Tobin on Sunday finally had the medal ceremony they were denied in China after being

Great Britain's 4x400 metre relay team from the 2008 Olympics, from left, Martyn Rooney, Michael Bingham, Robert Tobin and Andrew Steele celebrate after upgrading to third place and receiving a bronze medal during the London Anniversary Games at London Stadium, London, Sunday July 9, 2017. (Paul Harding/PA via AP)© The Associated Press Great Britain's 4x400 metre relay team from the 2008 Olympics, from left, Martyn Rooney, Michael Bingham, Robert Tobin and Andrew Steele celebrate after upgrading to third place and receiving a bronze medal during the London Anniversary Games at London Stadium, London, Sunday July 9, 2017. (Paul Harding/PA via AP)

LONDON — They stepped on the podium. The medals were presented. Nine years too late, and in London rather than Beijing for Britain's 4x400-meter relay team from the 2008 Olympics.

Michael Bingham, Martyn Rooney, Andrew Steele and Robert Tobin on Sunday finally had the medal ceremony they were denied in China after being cheated out of bronze at the time by a doping Russian runner.

Bolt seeks quick fix for back issue with German doctor

  Bolt seeks quick fix for back issue with German doctor Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt believes his German doctor Hans-Wilhelm Mueller-Wohlfahrt will fix the retiring world record holder's back problems in time for the August world championships in London. Bolt will see his long-time physician after suffering a stiff back in the build-up to his 100 meters run at the Ostrava Golden Spike meeting on Wednesday, a race he won in a modest 10.06 seconds."I am going to see my doctor now so I know he will fix every problem," Bolt told reporters. "Then all I need to do is train hard and get myself into some shape.

The medals were presented. Nine years too late, and in London rather than Beijing for Britain's 4x400-meter relay team from the 2008 Olympics . Michael Bingham, Martyn Rooney, Andrew Steele and Robert Tobin on Sunday finally had the medal ceremony they were denied in China after being

The medals were presented. Nine years too late, and in London rather than Beijing for Britain's 4x400-meter relay team from the 2008 Olympics . Rather than the medals just being dispatched in the mail to the British quartet, they received them at a ceremony during the London leg of the Diamond

The Britons were upgraded to bronze after retests of doping samples last year from the Beijing Olympics showed that Denis Alexeev, who helped Russia's relay team finish third in Beijing, had used an anabolic steroid.

Rather than the medals just being sent in the mail to the British quartet, they received them at a ceremony during the London leg of the Diamond League at the main stadium from the 2012 Olympics.

"It's definitely surreal but an amazing opportunity none the less and a real privilege to get it in such a stadium and such a crowd," Steele said. "Even though it's nine years later I am really happy to receive it, it's amazing."

Steele received his medal from Craig Reedie, the Scotsman who is president of the World Anti-Doping Agency.

"I think we all felt like we should have had third," Steele reflected on the Beijing Games. "We all had our own suspicions based on nothing really, but to actually get it is something I could not have expected."

Even if they had been able to get on the Beijing podium, only the national anthem of gold medalists United States would have been played in the Bird's Nest stadium. But "God Save the Queen" was played in London as thousands acclaimed the late medal recipients.

"This kind of shows that they (the IAAF) are putting a case forward for a clean sport," Tobin said. "They are making a celebration out of the fact that we competed clean and we've eventually received what we deserve."

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