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10 Aug 2004
IOC News

First doping case of Athens 2004 Olympic Games

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced that boxer David
Munyasia from Kenya has been excluded from the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad in Athens in 2004 after testing positive for cathine, a prohibited stimulant.

High concentration of cathine
The Disciplinary Commission unanimously concluded that Mr Munyasia had committed a doping offense pursuant to Article 5.1 of the IOC Anti-Doping Rules in that there was the presence of a concentration of cathine in Mr Munyasia’s urine estimated at higher than 20mgr/mL. Cathine is prohibited when its concentration is greater than 5 micrograms per milliliter.

In force immediately
The International Boxing Association (AIBA) is requested to consider any further
action within its own competence. The decision shall enter into force immediately.

So far 224 tests
So far, 224 tests (112 urine, 112 blood) have been performed out of the 3000 tests that the IOC is expected to conduct throughout the period of the Games. This represents an increase of 25% compared to the number of tests performed in Sydney.

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