Two athletes on doping suspensions won Olympic goldsTwo eastern European women who have served doping suspensions won Olympic gold medals after women’s world hammer champion Mihaela Melinte had been escorted from the arena for failing a drugs test.

Ellina Zvereva, 39, of Belarus became the oldest woman to win a track and field gold and Olga Shishigina of Kazakhstan, who has served a two-year drugs ban, won the 100 metres hurdles in front of sentimental favourite Glory Alozie from Nigeria.

Shishigina’s fiance was killed by a car in Sydney before the start of the Games.