Seven years previous, Loughnane had won silver behind Russia’s Olga Kaniskina, who was later revealed to be part of the systematic doping programme in Russian athletics, and stripped of all her championship titles by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in early 2016.
Loughnane received her gold medal upgrade from Coe, and on the day she said: “There’s value in sentiment and it was great to share the moment with all the Irish fans here”.
At the United States Olympic trials last year, Nelson participated in a medal ceremony similar to those at the Athens Games.
Nelson received his medal in 2013 “at the food court in the Atlanta airport,” he said.
“And the majority of the athletes out there want to see a clean system.