London 2012 medal redistribution approved by IOC. GETTY IMAGES

At its meeting in Lausanne, the Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee decided to redistribute medals and amend the official results of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) following two disqualifications in weightlifting. This will be done once all legal procedures have been completed.

A redistribution of medals and a change to the official results due to the disappearance of some athletes is necessary following the disqualification of two athletes in weightlifting at the London 2012 Games. In the men's +105kg category, the third placed athlete was disqualified by the IWF. 

The bronze medal has now been awarded to Sang-guen Jeon (KOR). The fourth-placed athlete in the same weight category was also disqualified. This was decided by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. As a result, all rankings from third to eighth were adjusted by the IWF. All this was decided at the meeting of the IOC Executive Board on Tuesday. 

The IWF is the body that changes the official IOC results. This will be reflected on The final and official decision will be made once the legal process has been completed and only if the athletes in question are not currently suspended for an anti-doping rule violation and are not the subject of any anti-doping proceedings that have been initiated.

The redistribution of medals is not automatic and will be decided by the IOC on a case-by-case basis, only after the sanctioned athlete or team's resources have been exhausted and all legal proceedings have been concluded.

Athletes can choose from six options to receive their medals. GETTY IMAGES
Athletes can choose from six options to receive their medals. GETTY IMAGES

Now that all legal procedures have been completed, the medals, diplomas and medallion pins will be redistributed as follows:
Sang-guen Jeon (Korea), Ihor Shymchenko (Ukraine), Jiri Orsag (Czech Republic), Almir Velagic (Germany), Shih-Chieh Chen (Chinese Taipei) and Peter Nagy (Hungary).

From 2018, athletes will be able to choose from six options to receive their redistributed medals in a way that recognises their achievements. This is in line with the Olympic Medal Redistribution Principles proposed by the IOC Athletes' Commission and subsequently approved by the IOC Executive Board in 2018. 

The following six options will be proposed to each athlete, who will be able to choose their preferred option:

-The next Olympic Games (for reassignment from PyeongChang 2018 onwards). 

-The Youth Olympic Games. 

-The IOC headquarters or the Olympic Museum. 

-National Olympic Committee meeting. 

-An International Federation event or meeting. 

-Presentation at a private ceremony.