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IOC strips Abrahamian's bronze medal for tantrum

Updated: August 16, 2008, 6:43 PM ET
Associated Press

BEIJING -- A Swedish wrestler was disqualified and stripped of his bronze medal Saturday for dropping the prize 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 ...

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