A blogger just posted the following:

US POSSIBLY LOSES OLYMPIC BRONZE MEDAL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Because Ivanchuk refused the doping-test after the last round in Dresden, the Ukrainian Team might loose points, which would result in Hungary getting Bronze instead of the US.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Does anyone know if this is true? I certainly hope that it is not. This is the first that I have heard of this. In my opinion, medals are to be settled on the board and not due to any technical reason outside of one’s control. The U.S. and Hungarian teams had nothing to do with this episode. I believe that Gata did comply and took the test just as I did in 2004 in Calvia.

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