American runner Crystal Cox was stripped of her gold medal from the 1,600-meter relay at the 2004 Athens Olympics on Saturday after admitting to doping.
Cox admitted in 2010 to using anabolic steroids and accepted a four-year suspension and disqualification of her results from 2001-04.
The International Olympic Committee executive board formally disqualified Cox and took away her gold medal. However, the IOC took no action on the U.S. team victory. The IOC said it is up to the International Association of Athletics Federations, track and field's governing body, to decide whether to disqualify the United States from the gold.
Cox ran in the preliminaries of the Athens relay. Sanya Richards, Dee Dee Trotter, Monique Henderson and Monique Hennegan ran in the final.
Under current international rules, an entire relay team can be disqualified because of the doping of one member, even an alternate. But IOC spokesman Mark Adams said it wasn't clear whether the IAAF rules were in effect at the time of the Athens Games.
"It is now within the remit of the IAAF to interpret its rules as to whether the disqualification of the athlete would have any effect on the results of the U.S. relay team," the IOC said.
If the United States is stripped of the victory, Russia would move from silver to gold and Jamaica from bronze to silver. Britain would get the bronze.
Nigeria was elevated to the gold, with Jamaica moving up from bronze to silver and the Bahamas from fourth to bronze.
The U.S. team was stripped of the medals in 2008, but reallocation of the medals was delayed pending any information from the BALCO doping investigation.
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