A North Korean shooter lost two medals when he tested positive for doping. Jong Su tested positive for propranolol, a beta-blocker used to steady hands. That's cheating according to WADA standards. To Bloomberg: (AP here)
North Korean shooter Kim Jong Su failed a doping test and was stripped of his silver medal in the 50-meter pistol and bronze in the 10-meter air pistol. The 31-year-old Kim was also barred from the Games, the International Olympic Committee said.
And from China Daily:
The IOC decided at a meeting on Friday to exclude Kim from the Beijing Olympic Games, said IOC press director Giselle Davies.
China's Tan Zhongliang now takes silver in men's 50-meter pistol final and the bronze goes to Vladimir Isakov, said Davies.
China Daily also documents a Vietnamese female gymnast who took a masking agent -- furosemide -- inadvertently:
Vietnamese gymnast Do Thi Ngan Thuong has also failed a doping test. The gymnast ranked 59th with 52.100 points in individual all-around in women's qualification on August 10.
From the AP:
IOC medical commission chairman Arne Ljungqvist said he considered Kim guilty of "a deliberate intake" of a banned substance because of propanolol's specific benefit for shooters. Kim could face a ban of up to two years from the international shooting federation.
Ljungqvist said he believed the Vietnamese gymnast inadvertently used furosemide, a common drug.
"My interpretation is this was probably the result of poor information given to the athlete, who did not have the knowledge of what to avoid and what she was allowed to take," he said.
Furosemide, a diuretic, would mask other drug use by diluting the urine.