If you read this:
you'll see that reports are now out that the the winner of the 2004 shot put title - Yuriy Bilonoh of the Ukraine - is one of the athletes whose doping samples came back as positive when the IOC recently decided to re-test 105 samples before the 8-year statute of limitations expired.
It seems that the IOC only re-tested 110 of 3,000 + stored samples and only did so after a German tv station aired a report saying that the IOC wasn't gonig to re-test anything. 5 of those 110 came back positive.
2004 100m champ Justin Gatlin's samples for some unexplainable reason in my mind - were not re-tested.
The AP is now reporting that the IOC is going to hold hearings soon for the 5 athletes, including Yuriy Bilonoh, who came back as positive.
If Bilonoh is DQd, Nelson will be elevated to gold:
The re-testing of old samples is a key aspect of any credible anti-doping movement. It's a shame all of the old samples weren't re-tested.