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Norwegian horse stripped of bronze for doping

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#1 bsj

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Posted 22 December 2008 - 01:10 PM

LAUSANNE, Switzerland Norwegian rider Tony Andre Hansen was stripped of his Olympic bronze medal in team jumping Monday after his horse tested positive for a banned drug at the Beijing Games.

Hansen was disqualified by the International Equestrian Federation and banned from the sport for 4 1/2 months. Hansen, 29, was the best performer in a four-rider Norway team which won bronze under a scoring system where the top three count.