2012 European Athletics Championships – Women's 800 metres
|Events at the
|100 m hurdles||women|
|110 m hurdles||men|
|400 m hurdles||men||women|
|4×100 m relay||men||women|
|4×400 m relay||men||women|
On 30 April 2013, it was announced that the winner of the gold medal, Yelena Arzhakova had been suspended for two years from January 2013 for a doping violation, and was to be stripped of all results gained since July 11 2011. When ratified, this will mean Arzhakova will be stripped of her gold medal, which will then be awarded to Lynsey Sharp. Irina Maracheva and Maryna Arzamasava will also each be awarded an upgraded medal.
On 4 June 2013, the reallocation of medals was confirmed.
These are the revised medal standings following the adverse drugs finding against original winner Yelena Arzhakova.
|Standing records prior to the 2012 European Athletics Championships|
|World record||Jarmila Kratochvílová (TCH)||1:53.28||Munich, West Germany||26 July 1983|
|European record||Jarmila Kratochvílová (TCH)||1:53.28||Munich, West Germany||26 July 1983|
|Championship record||Olga Mineyeva (URS)||1:55.41||Athens, Greece||8 September 1982|
|World Leading||Pamela Jelimo (KEN)||1:56.94||Doha, Qatar||11 May 2012|
|European Leading||Irina Maracheva (RUS)||1:57.82||Sochi, Russia||27 May 2012|
First 2 in each heat (Q) and 2 best performers (q) advance to the Final.
|4||2||7||Jemma Simpson||Great Britain||2:01.64||q|
|5||1||4||Lynsey Sharp||Great Britain||2:01.88||Q|
|6||1||6||Natalija Piliušina||Lithuania||2:02.12||q, PB|
|16||3||7||Lenka Masná||Czech Republic||2:05.75|
|18||1||5||Elena Mirela Lavric||Romania||2:11.61|
|3||2||Jenny Meadows||Great Britain||DNS|
|5||Lynsey Sharp||Great Britain||2:00.52||PB|
|6||8||Jemma Simpson||Great Britain||2:02.14|
- Russian athletes suspended, to be stripped of medals