15 Aug 2008

North Korean shooter tests positive

5:52 pm on 15 August 2008

North Korean shooting double medallist Kim Jong-su has tested positive for a banned substance and been excluded from the Beijing Olympic Games.

The International Olympic Committee has also stripped Kim of his silver medal in the 50 metre pistol and his bronze medal in the 10 metre air pistol.

A female Vietnamese artistic gymnast, who finished out of the medals, has also tested positive for a banned substance.