Medal stripped

BEIJING (AP) — A Swedish wrestler was disqualified and stripped of his bronze medal Saturday for dropping his medal in protest after a disputed loss at the Beijing Olympics.

Ara Abrahamian was punished by the International Olympic Committee for violating the spirit of fair play during the medal ceremony, becoming the fourth athlete kicked out of the games and bringing the number of medals removed to three.

Abrahamian became incensed when a disputed penalty call decided his semifinal match against Italian Andrea Minguzzi, who went on to win the gold medal in the Greco-Roman 84-kilogram division Thursday.

During the medal ceremony, Abrahamian — who also lost a 2004 Olympic semifinal match on a disputed call — took the bronze from around his neck and, angrily, dropped it on the mat as he walked away. He did not take part in the rest of the medal ceremony.

The IOC executive board ruled Abrahamian's actions amounted to a political demonstration and a mark of disrespect to his fellow athletes.

Positive test

BEIJING (AP) — Fani Halkia, the reigning Olympic champion in the women's 400-meter hurdles, told reporters she was "shocked" to learn she had tested positive for the banned substance methyltrienolone and would be unable to defend her gold medal.

Halkia spoke to Greek journalists early Sunday morning at a central Beijing hotel. She said she was summoned by the head of Greece's Olympic delegation and told of the results of the first sample she gave to World Anti-Doping Agency doctors.

"I am shocked," she said, according to Greek media reports. "I have undergone more testing than anyone else."

Track and field

• Running for Slovakia, Salt Lake resident Zuzana Tomas joins a field of 82 distance runners for the women's marathon Sunday morning.

Women's volleyball

Logan Tom and the United States (3-1) look to move into the upcoming medal-round quarterfinals as the Americans square off against Poland (1-3) in their group-play finale.

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