Tallent won Olympic silver behind Russia’s Sergey Kirdyapkin, who probably shouldn't have even been there.
Tallent: "The allegations are absolutely shocking to find out the man who beat me in London, Sergey Kirdyapkin, probably should have been banned as early as 2011 but the IAAF held off from banning him until after the Olympic Games in London ... It’s pretty devastating. It makes you very angry just to know that your international federation, the sporting body that should be protecting clean athletes, was looking after the dope cheats.”
The IAAF disagrees with the "selective disqualification of results applied by RUSADA". Many of the athletes had bans that annulled previous results, but conviently had them clean for major championships.
*IAAF Release The athletes are race walkers Valeriy Borchin, Olga Kaniskina, Sergey Bakulin, Sergey Kirdyapkin, Vladimir Kanaykin and
Olympic steeple champ steepler Yuliya Zaripova