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Should Valerie Adams have her medal ceremony in NZ?

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Digital image / P.K. Stowers
Digital image / P.K. Stowers

Valerie Adams' fellow Kiwi Olympians have congratulated her on her belated gold medal win - and many are calling for a medal ceremony in New Zealand to make up for the lack of an Olympic podium celebration.

Olympic shot put silver medallist Adams has been promoted to gold, after rival Nadzeya Ostapchuk tested positive for the banned anabolic agent metenolone and was stripped of the gold medal.

While Adams said she was "absolutely thrilled" to have won back-to-back Olympic gold medals, she admitted she felt robbed that the people she cared about didn't get to see her on the top of the podium with the New Zealand anthem playing.

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