Olympic champion walker Jared Tallent has awarded himself a gold medal in a mock ceremony in the wake of reports that dozens of

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Olympic champion walker Jared Tallent has awarded himself a gold medal in a mock ceremony in the wake of reports that dozens of athletes failed retrospective drug tests from the 2008 Beijing Games. DeForest Buckner Jersey . The Australian was confirmed as the 2012 London Games 50km walk gold medallist in March after Russian Sergei Kirdyapkin was stripped of the title for doping following a Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruling.Tallent will be awarded the medal at a ceremony in Melbourne next month but put in some practice with a couple of friends in a video posted online. In it, Tallent walks through what appears to be a back yard and stands on a step as a voice behind the camera announces him as the winner, from Australia - Jared Tallent.Tallent, who has been training in Italy, stands up on the mock podium and waves in traditional Olympic style before a man comes forward to shake his hand and put a medal around his neck.The 31-year-old also took the 50km silver at the 2008 Beijing Games behind Italys Alex Schwazer, who recently completed a three-year ban for doping after failing a drug test before the London Games. Tallent will receive his real gold in Melbourne The International Olympic Committee said last week that 31 athletes had failed drug tests from the 2008 Games after samples were re-examined.Fourteen of the 31 were Russian athletes, the countrys national Olympic committee said on Tuesday.Russian media named the athletes, one of whom competed against Tallent at the 2011 world championships in Daegu, where the Australian won the bronze medal.Following the Russian media reports, a photo of Tallent was posted on social media showing the Australian crossing out the names of the two Russian race walkers who beat him at Daegu.The winner, Sergey Bakulin, was banned for doping last year by Russian authorities and had his Daegu result disqualified by CAS in its March ruling. The runner-up was Denis Nizhegorodov, who won the 50km bronze at Beijing. Also See: GBs Beijing haul may swell Marshall makes Rio Taylor seals Rio place 14 Russians fail Beijing tests San Francisco 49ers Store . A question that was repeatedly posed last season, and the season before that and in the 2011 campaign before that. 49ers Jerseys 2021 .J. -- After getting permission from his 7-year-old daughter, New York Giants offensive lineman David Diehl has retired after an 11-year career that included two Super Bowl championships. https://www.49ersjerseysale.com/ . And rest hardly led to rust for the two-time defending NBA champions.ESTEPONA, Spain -- Czech rider Leopold Konig used a final uphill surge to win the eighth stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Saturday, while Nicolas Roche took over the leaders red jersey. Konig passed Igor Anton before holding off Daniel Morenos sprint to claim the 167-kilometre (104-mile) ride from Jerez de la Frontera ending with a category-one summit finish at Alto de Penas Blancas. Konig finished with a time of 4 hours, 9 minutes, 46 seconds. Moreno was 1 second behind, and Roche crossed 5 seconds back. Konigs strong day moved him up to fifth in the overall standings, 29 seconds off Roches leading pace. "The first part was steep and the final part more steady. I knew that if I survived the first part I could attack in the second," Konig said. "We are going for the overall classification and to get in the top 10, but also to pick up some stages. So it was a great day for us." The 25-year-old Konig, who rides for NetApp-Endura, also won a stage of the Tour of California earlier this month. The ride that took the peloton along the southern coast and then up a steep mountain with spectacular views of the sea below shook up the top part of the overall standings after two days of tranquility. Fred Warner Jersey. Roche, the Irish SaxoBank-Tinkoff cyclist, opened up a 17-second lead over Moreno and American veteran Christopher Horner. Former leader Vincenzo Nibali ended up 18 seconds behind. Former Vuelta winner Alejandro Valverde was 31 seconds behind in seventh place, while fellow Spanish favourite Joaquim Rodriguez was 1:03 back in 10th. Roche, who won the second stage last Sunday, said he was surprised that he had taken the lead from Nibali. "The other day when I attacked and got the win I missed getting the red jersey," Roche said. "I thought that if Nibali focused on other riders I could pick up a few seconds here and there and thats what happened today. "Every year I come to the Vuelta with the dream of wearing the red jersey one day. Its incredible." Garmin Sharp rider Daniel Martin abandoned the race before the days start after falling on Friday. Sundays ride is a 163-kilometre (104-mile) mountainous stage from Antequera to Valdepenas de Jaen. The three-week grand tour finishes in Madrid on Sept. 15. ' ' '

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