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Date
23 Oct 2000
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IOC News , Press Release

IOC EXECUTIVE BOARD DECISIONS ON THE LAST TWO POSITIVE DOPING CASES AT THE OLYMPIC GAMES IN SYDNEY


Lausanne, 23 October 2000 - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board today announced its decisions concerning the last two positive doping cases detected during the Games of the XXVII Olympiad in Sydney. The Executive Board rounded the decisions by a mail-in vote.

There was no discussion about a new medal ceremony. This will be done at a later date with all the concerned parties.

The decisions are following:

INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE
EXECUTIVE BOARD

DECISION
(Rule 25.2.2.1 of the Olympic Charter)

In re LEIPOLD Alexander, born on 2 June 1969, athlete, member of the Germany (GER) team, wrestling, freestyle.

The athlete LEIPOLD placed first, in the men’s category up to 76 kg during the competition which took place on 30 September 2000.

The International Olympic Committee took note on 16 October 2000 of the report by the Chairman of the IOC Medical Commission.
According to such report, the results of the laboratory analysis of the A sample are the following:

The presence of Norandrosterone and Norethiocholanolone in the A urine sample was detected. This is scientific proof of the administration of prohibited substances (anabolic androgenic steroids) pursuant to Appendix A to the Olympic Movement Anti-Doping Code (prohibited classes of substances and prohibited methods (I.C.1a).
The concentration reported is more than 10 times higher than the reporting threshold established by the IOC.

The delegation of the NOC of Germany was informed of the result at 8:30 am on 3 October 2000.

The delegation asked for the B sample to be tested. The delegation was invited to the laboratory at 11 am on 4 October 2000 to attend the opening of the B sample.

The delegation of the NOC of Germany appeared before a delegation of the IOC Medical Commission in Lausanne at 2 pm on 16 October 2000.

This delegation comprised:

Family name
Given name

LEIPOLD
Alexander

RAUHUT
Franck

TUNNEMANN
Harold

HENZE
Heiner


The International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles was represented by:

Family name
Given name

DUSSON
Michel


After hearing the delegation and the arguments it put forward, the IOC Medical Commission ascertained the following offence: use of prohibited substances (Chapter II, Article 2.2 of the Olympic Movement Anti-Doping Code).

Consequently, the IOC Medical Commission has recommended that the IOC Executive Board apply the following sanction, pursuant to the Olympic Movement Anti-Doping Code:

Disqualification of the athlete.
Withdrawal of his medal and diploma.
Exclusion from the Games of the XXVII Olympiad in Sydney.

CONSIDERING the above, pursuant to Rule 25, paragraph 2.2.1 of the Olympic Charter,

THE EXECUTIVE BOARD OF THE
INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE

DECIDES
The athlete LEIPOLD Alexander, member of the Germany (GER) team, is disqualified and excluded from the Games of the XXVII Olympiad for use of prohibited substances (Chapter II, Article 2.2 of the Olympic Movement Anti-Doping Code).
The National Olympic Committee for Germany is hereby ordered to withdraw and return the gold medal and the diploma awarded to the athlete LEIPOLD Alexander for his first place in the men’s category up to 76 kg.
This decision shall enter into force immediately

Lausanne, 23 October 2000

For the IOC Executive Board
François CARRARD
Director General

Note : the above mentioned medal and diploma are to be returned to the IOC Director of NOC Relations, Mr Pere Miró, Château de Vidy, 1007 Lausanne, Switzerland.


INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE
EXECUTIVE BOARD

DECISION
(Rule 25.2.2.1 of the Olympic Charter)

In re PUREVBAATAR Oyunbileg, born 23 November 1973, athlete, member of the Mongolian team (MGL), wrestling, freestyle.

The athlete Purevbaatar placed fifth in the men's category up to 58kg during the competition which took place on 1 October 2000.

The International Olympic Committee took note on 16 October 2000 of the report by the Chairman of the IOC Medical Commission.

According to such report, the results of the laboratory analysis of the A sample are as follows:

The presence of furosemide was detected in the A urine sample. Furosemide is a prohibited substance (diuretic) pursuant to Appendix A of the Anti-Doping Code of the Olympic Movement (classes of prohibited substances and prohibited methods - I.D).

The Mongolian delegation was informed of the result at 8:15 a.m. on 3 October 2000.

The delegation asked for the B sample to be analysed. The delegation was invited to the laboratory at 9 a.m. on 4 October 2000 to witness the opening of the B sample.

The Mongolian delegation was invited to appear before a delegation of the IOC Medical Commission in Lausanne, at 4 p.
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