Shot putter finally gets medal
Canada's Dylan Armstrong, from Kamloops, B.C., throws during the shot put final at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Friday, August 15, 2008. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
After a long wait, Canadian shot putter Dylan Armstrong is finally going to receive an Olympic bronze medal for his third-place effort at the 2008 Beijing Games, CTV Vancouver reports
Armstrong originally finished fourth but he moves up to third as a result of the lifetime ban given to Belarusian shot putter Andrei Mikhnevich.
The Canadian Olympic Committee today confirmed that the International Olympic Committee has decided to award Armstrong the bronze.
A conference call has been scheduled for Thursday with Armstrong for the official announcement.
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