Abrahamian Disqualified from Olympics over Medal Protest
Ara Abrahamian, the Swedish wrestler who threw away his bronze medal in protest over a judging decision, was formally disqualified by the IOC.
The International Olympic Committee said it was also officially disqualifying Ara Abrahamian, 35, from his event, Greco-Roman wrestling.
Abrahamian was beaten in the 84-kilogram class by eventual gold medal winner Andrea Minguzzi of Italy. He complained that "blatant errors in judging" caused him to lose the match and said he felt that he deserved the gold.