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British team cycling sprint gold stands
The International Olympic Committee have said Britain's gold medal in men's team sprint will stand despite Philip Hindes admitting he deliberately crashed.
Hindes, Sir Chris Hoy and Jason Kenny beat France in the final in a world record of 42.6sec, but the 19-year-old admitted afterwards he had deliberately crashed during the heats allowing the race to be restarted.
IOC communications director Mark Adams said there was no reason to question the result.
Asked if the IOC would be looking at the result, Adams said: "At present there are no plans to do so. Our view is that people were not deprived of a contest.
"I have spoken to the UCI and they obviously aware of the situation. At at this stage they don't see any reason to question the result and neither do we."
An official for cycling's world governing body, the International Cycling Union (UCI), said: "We do not have any reason to question the result of the race."
France coach Florian Rousseau said cycling's international governing body must now re-examine its regulations to prevent future controversy blighting the sport.
Rousseau accepted the final outcome but said Hindes' ploy was a poor example of Olympic spirit.
He said: "There was no cheating. The British team was much stronger than the French team and I congratulate them on their success. However, I do think the rules need to be more precise so we don't find ourselves in an identical situation at another Olympic Games."
The restart rule is present for a "mishap", such as a mechanical problem, but two successive similar incidents would result in a relegation.