When the going gets tough, the tough get upgraded to gold

It pays to steer clear of the banned substances when you’re competing at the Olympics, especially when your gold-winning opponent loses their medal after being charged for doping and you’re given an automatic upgrade from silver.

This is what happened to New Zealand shotputter Valerie Adams, whose Russian opponent, Nadzeya Ostapchuk, was thrown out of the Olympics after being found guilty of using a banned steroid.

Ostapchuk has vowed to fight the decision, but  ‘que sera sera’ says our New Zealand correspondent Lucas Jensen-Carey, who joined Tim Brunero to give us this and all of the other latest news from across the Tasman!

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Producer: Lisa Burns

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