Salt Lake City, United States of America
IOC PRESIDENT ROGGE GESTURES AT A NEWS CONFERENCE IN SALT LAKE CITY.
International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Jacques Rogge gestures
during a news conference in Salt Lake CIty, February 24, 2002. Olympic
gold medallists who fail drugs test after their events should not be
recognised as true champions even if they could not be stripped of
their medals, Rogge said on Sunday. Three cross-country skiers,
including Spain's triple gold medallist Johan Muehlegg and
record-equalling Russian Larisa Lazutina, were thrown out of the Winter
Olympics on Sunday in a triumph for the drugs testers over the cheats.