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Ekimov presented 2004 Olympic gold medal

Russian receives medal returned by Tyler Hamilton after his 2011 doping admission

LONDON (AFP) — Russia’s Viatcheslav Ekimov was finally awarded the 2004 Olympic time trial gold medal on Friday, a year after dope-tainted winner Tyler Hamilton gave it up.

An International Olympic Committee spokesman said that American Bobby Julich, who was third in Athens, will receive the silver medal with Michael Rodgers of Australia taking bronze.

In May 2011, Hamilton admitted doping and returned his gold medal from the 2004 Games.