IOC Executive Board ratifies equestrian sanctions
The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today ratified disciplinary action taken by the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) against five riders at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. All of the riders were sanctioned by an FEI Tribunal in connection with the doping of horses.
The cases involve the following horses and riders:
Coster and its rider, Christian Ahlmann (Germany),
Chupa Chup and its rider, Bernardo Alves (Brazil),
Mythilus and its rider, Courtney King-Dye (USA),
Rufus and its rider, Rodrigo Pessoa (Brazil), and
Lantinus 3 and its rider, Denis Lynch (Ireland).
The details of all five cases are available in the below documents (PDF full decision). These five cases do not involve medallists. A sixth case involving Camiro and its rider, Tony Andre Hensen (Norway), is under appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The EB did not take any action on that case because of the pending appeal.
IOC EB decision regarding Mr Christian Ahlmann (germany, equestrian athlete), his horse named Coster
IOC EB decision regarding Mr Bernardo alves (brazil, equestrian athlete), his horse named Chupa Chup
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