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21 Nov 2016
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IOC sanctions 12 athletes for failing anti-doping test at London 2012


The protection of clean athletes and the fight against doping are top priorities for the International Olympic Committee (IOC), as outlined in Olympic Agenda 2020, the IOC’s strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement. To provide a level playing field for all clean athletes at the Olympic Games Rio 2016, the IOC put special measures in place, including targeted pre-tests and the re-analysis of stored samples from the Olympic Games Beijing 2008 and London 2012, following an intelligence-gathering process that started in August 2015.

As part of this process, the IOC today announced that 12 athletes have been disqualified from the Olympic Games London 2012. The details follow.

Andrey DEMANOV, 31, of the Russian Federation, competing in the men’s 94kg weightlifting event in which he ranked 4th and for which he was awarded a diploma, has been disqualified from the Olympic Games London 2012. Re-analysis of Demanov’s samples from London 2012 resulted in a positive test for the prohibited substance dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (turinabol). The IOC Disciplinary Commission, composed for this case of Mr Denis Oswald (Chairman), Mrs Gunilla Lindberg and Mr Ugur Erdener, decided the following:

  1. The Athlete, Andrey DEMANOV:
    1. is found to have committed an anti-doping rule violation pursuant to the IOC Anti-Doping Rules applicable to the Games of the XXX Olympiad in London in 2012 (presence and/or use of Prohibited Substances or its Metabolites or Markers in an athlete’s bodily specimen),
    2. is disqualified from the event in which he participated upon the occasion of the Olympic Games London 2012, namely the men’s 94kg weightlifting event, in which he ranked 4th and for which he was awarded a diploma,
    3. has the diploma obtained in the men’s 94kg weightlifting event withdrawn and is ordered to return the same.
  2. The IWF is requested to modify the results of the above-mentioned event accordingly and to consider any further action within its own competence.
  3. The Russian Olympic Committee shall ensure full implementation of this decision.
  4. The Russian Olympic Committee shall notably secure the return to the IOC, as soon as possible, of the diploma awarded in connection with the men’s 94kg weightlifting event to the Athlete.
  5. This decision enters into force immediately.

The full decision is available here.

Oleksandr DRYGOL, 50, of Ukraine, competing in the men’s hammer throw event in which he ranked 34th, has been disqualified from the Olympic Games London 2012. Re-analysis of Drygol’s samples from London 2012 resulted in a positive test for the prohibited substance dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (turinabol). The IOC Disciplinary Commission, composed for this case of Mr Denis Oswald (Chairman), Mrs Gunilla Lindberg and Mr Ugur Erdener, decided the following:

  1. The Athlete, Oleksandr DRYGOL:
    1. is found to have committed an anti-doping rule violation pursuant to the IOC Anti-Doping Rules applicable to the Games of the XXX Olympiad in London in 2012 (presence and/or use of Prohibited Substances or its Metabolites or Markers in an athlete’s bodily specimen),
    2. is disqualified from the men’s hammer throw event in which he participated upon the occasion of the Olympic Games London 2012, in which he ranked 34th.
  2. The IAAF is requested to modify the results of the above-mentioned event accordingly and to consider any further action within its own competence.
  3. The National Olympic Committee of Ukraine shall ensure full implementation of this decision.
  4. This decision enters into force immediately.

The full decision is available here.

Cristina IOVU, 24, of Moldova, competing in the women’s 53kg weightlifting event in which she ranked 3rd and for which she was awarded the bronze medal, has been disqualified from the Olympic Games London 2012. Re-analysis of Iovu’s samples from London 2012 resulted in a positive test for the prohibited substance dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (turinabol). 

The IOC Disciplinary Commission, composed for this case of Mr Denis Oswald (Chairman), Mrs Gunilla Lindberg and Mr Ugur Erdener, decided the following:

  1. The Athlete, Cristina IOVU:
    1. is found to have committed an anti-doping rule violation pursuant to the IOC Anti-Doping Rules applicable to the Games of the XXX Olympiad in London in 2012 (presence and/or use of Prohibited Substances or its Metabolites or Markers in an athlete’s bodily specimen),
    2. is disqualified from the event in which she participated upon the occasion of the Olympic Games London 2012, namely the women’s 53kg weightlifting event, in which she ranked 3rd and for which she was awarded the bronze medal,
    3. has the medal, the medallist pin and the diploma obtained the women’s 53kg weightlifting event withdrawn and is ordered to return the same.
  2. The IWF is requested to modify the results of the above-mentioned event accordingly and to consider any further action within its own competence.
  3. The Olympic and Sports Committee of the Republic of Moldova shall ensure full implementation of this decision and shall notably secure the return to the IOC, as soon as possible, of the medal, the medallist pin and the diploma awarded in connection with the women’s 53kg weightlifting event to the Athlete.
  4. This decision enters into force immediately.

The full decision is available here.

Alexandr IVANOV, 27, of the Russian Federation, competing in the men’s 94kg weightlifting event in which he ranked 2nd and for which he was awarded a silver medal, has been disqualified from the Olympic Games London 2012. Re-analysis of Ivanov’s samples from London 2012 resulted in a positive test for the prohibited substances dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (turinabol) and tamoxifen. 

The IOC Disciplinary Commission, composed for this case of Mr Denis Oswald (Chairman), Mrs Gunilla Lindberg and Mr Ugur Erdener, decided the following:

  1. The Athlete, Alexandr IVANOV:
    1. is found to have committed an anti-doping rule violation pursuant to the IOC Anti-Doping Rules applicable to the Games of the XXX Olympiad in London in 2012 (presence and/or use of Prohibited Substances or its Metabolites or Markers in an athlete’s bodily specimen),
    2. is disqualified from the event in which he participated upon the occasion of the Olympic Games London 2012, namely the men’s 94kg weightlifting event, in which he ranked 2nd and for which he was awarded a silver medal.
    3. has the medal, the medallist pin and the diploma obtained in the men’s 94kg weightlifting event withdrawn and is ordered to return the same.
  2. The IWF is requested to modify the results of the above-mentioned event accordingly and to consider any further action within its own competence.
  3. The Russian Olympic Committee shall ensure full implementation of this decision.
  4. The Russian Olympic Committee shall notably secure the return to the IOC, as soon as possible, of the medal, the medallist pin and the diploma awarded in connection with the men’s 94kg weightlifting event to the Athlete.
  5. This decision enters into force immediately.

The full decision is available here.

Hripsime KHURSHUDYAN, 29, of Armenia, competing in the women’s +75kg weightlifting event in which she ranked 3rd and for which she was awarded a bronze medal, has been disqualified from the Olympic Games London 2012. Re-analysis of Khurshudyan’s samples from London 2012 resulted in a positive test for the prohibited substances dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (turinabol) and stanozolol. 

The IOC Disciplinary Commission, composed for this case of Mr Denis Oswald (Chairman), Mrs Gunilla Lindberg and Mr Ugur Erdener, decided the following:

  1. The Athlete, Hripsime KHURSHUDYAN:
    1. is found to have committed an anti-doping rule violation pursuant to the IOC Anti-Doping Rules applicable to the Games of the XXX Olympiad in London in 2012 (presence and/or use of Prohibited Substances or its Metabolites or Markers in an athlete’s bodily specimen),
    2. is disqualified from the event in which she participated upon the occasion of the Olympic Games London 2012, namely the women’s +75kg weightlifting event, in which she ranked 3rd and for which she was awarded a bronze medal,
    3. has the medal, the medallist pin and the diploma obtained in the women’s +75kg weightlifting event withdrawn and is ordered to return the same.
  2. The IWF is requested to modify the results of the above-mentioned event accordingly and to consider any further action within its own competence.
  3. The National Olympic Committee of Armenia shall ensure full implementation of this decision.
  4. The National Olympic Committee of Armenia shall notably secure the return to the IOC, as soon as possible, of the medal, the medallist pin and diploma awarded in connection with the women’s +75kg weightlifting event to the Athlete.
  5. This decision enters into force immediately.

The full decision is available here.

Iryna KULESHA, 30, of Belarus, competing in the women’s 75kg weightlifting event in which she ranked 3rd and for which she was awarded a bronze medal, has been disqualified from the Olympic Games London 2012. Re-analysis of Kulesha’s samples from London 2012 resulted in a positive test for the prohibited substances dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (turinabol) and stanozolol. 

The IOC Disciplinary Commission, composed for this case of Mr Denis Oswald (Chairman), Mrs Gunilla Lindberg and Mr Ugur Erdener, decided the following:

  1. The Athlete, Iryna KULESHA:
    1. is found to have committed an anti-doping rule violation pursuant to the IOC Anti-Doping Rules applicable to the Games of the XXX Olympiad in London in 2012 (presence and/or use of Prohibited Substances or its Metabolites or Markers in an athlete’s bodily specimen),
    2. is disqualified from the event in which she participated upon the occasion of the Olympic Games London 2012, namely the Women’s 75 kg weightlifting event, in which she ranked 3rd and for which she was awarded a bronze medal, a medallist pin and a diploma.
    3. has the medal, the medallist pin and the diploma obtained in the women’s 75kg weightlifting event withdrawn and is ordered to return the same.
  2. The IWF is requested to modify the results of the above-mentioned event accordingly and to consider any further action within its own competence.
  3. The National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus shall ensure full implementation of this decision.
  4. The National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus shall notably secure the return to the IOC, as soon as possible, of the medal, the medallist pin and the diploma awarded in connection with the women’s 75kg weightlifting event to the Athlete.
  5. This decision enters into force immediately.

The full decision is available here.

Rauli TSIREKIDZE, 29, of Georgia, competing in the men’s 85kg weightlifting event in which he ranked 9th, has been disqualified from the Olympic Games London 2012. Re-analysis of Tsirekidze’s samples from London 2012 resulted in a positive test for the prohibited substances dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (turinabol) and stanozolol. 

The IOC Disciplinary Commission, composed for this case of Mr Denis Oswald (Chairman), Mrs Gunilla Lindberg and Mr Ugur Erdener, decided the following:

  1. The Athlete, Rauli TSIREKIDZE:
    1. is found to have committed an anti-doping rule violation pursuant to the IOC Anti-Doping Rules applicable to the Games of the XXX Olympiad in London in 2012 (presence and/or use of Prohibited Substances or its Metabolites or Markers in an athlete’s bodily specimen),
    2. is disqualified from the men’s 85kg weightlifting event in which he participated upon the occasion of the Olympic Games London 2012;
  2. The IWF is requested to modify the results of the above-mentioned event accordingly and to consider any further action within its own competence.
  3. The Georgian National Olympic Committee shall ensure full implementation of this decision.
  4. This decision enters into force immediately.

The full decision is available here.

Margaryta TVERDOKHLIB, 25, of Ukraine, competing in the women’s long jump event in which she ranked 26th, has been disqualified from the Olympic Games London 2012. Re-analysis of Tverdokhlib’s samples from London 2012 resulted in a positive test for the prohibited substances dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (turinabol) and stanozolol. 

The IOC Disciplinary Commission, composed for this case of Mr Denis Oswald (Chairman), Mrs Gunilla Lindberg and Mr Ugur Erdener, decided the following:

  1. The Athlete, Margaryta TVERDOKHLIB:
    1. is found to have committed an anti-doping rule violation pursuant to the IOC Anti-Doping Rules applicable to the Games of the XXX Olympiad in London in 2012 (presence and/or use of Prohibited Substances or its Metabolites or Markers in an athlete’s bodily specimen),
    2. is disqualified from the women’s long jump event in which she participated upon the occasion of the Olympic Games London 2012;
  2. The IAAF is requested to modify the results of the above-mentioned event accordingly and to consider any further action within its own competence.
  3. The National Olympic Committee of Ukraine shall ensure full implementation of this decision.
  4. This decision enters into force immediately.

The full decision is available here.

Almas UTESHOV, 28, of Kazakhstan, competing in the men’s 94kg weightlifting event in which he ranked 7th and for which he was awarded a diploma, has been disqualified from the Olympic Games London 2012. Re-analysis of Uteshov’s samples from London 2012 resulted in a positive test for the prohibited substances dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (turinabol) and stanozolol. 

The IOC Disciplinary Commission, composed for this case of Mr Denis Oswald (Chairman), Mrs Gunilla Lindberg and Mr Ugur Erdener, decided the following:

  1. The Athlete, Almas UTESHOV:
    1. is found to have committed an anti-doping rule violation pursuant to the IOC Anti-Doping Rules applicable to the Games of the XXX Olympiad in London in 2012 (presence and/or use of Prohibited Substances or its Metabolites or Markers in an athlete’s bodily specimen),
    2. is disqualified from the men’s 94kg weightlifting event in which he participated upon the occasion of the Olympic Games London 2012, in which he ranked 7th and for which he was awarded a diploma,
    3. has the diploma obtained in the men’s 94kg weightlifting event withdrawn and is ordered to return the same.
  2. The IWF is requested to modify the results of the above-mentioned event accordingly and to consider any further action within its own competence.
  3. The National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan shall ensure full implementation of this decision.
  4. The National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan shall notably secure the return to the IOC, as soon as possible, of the diploma awarded in connection with the men’s 94kg weightlifting event to the Athlete.
  5. This decision enters into force immediately.

The full decision is available here.

Nataliya ZABOLOTNAYA, 31, of the Russian Federation, competing in the women’s 75kg weightlifting event in which she ranked 2nd and for which she was awarded a silver medal, has been disqualified from the Olympic Games London 2012. Re-analysis of Zabolotnaya’s samples from London 2012 resulted in a positive test for the prohibited substance dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (turinabol). 

The IOC Disciplinary Commission, composed for this case of Mr Denis Oswald (Chairman), Mrs Gunilla Lindberg and Mr Ugur Erdener, decided the following:

  1. The Athlete, Nataliya ZABOLOTNAYA:
    1. is found to have committed an anti-doping rule violation pursuant to the IOC Anti-Doping Rules applicable to the Games of the XXX Olympiad in London in 2012 (presence and/or use of Prohibited Substances or its Metabolites or Markers in an athlete’s bodily specimen),
    2. is disqualified from the women’s 75kg weightlifting event in which she participated upon the occasion of the Olympic Games London 2012, in which she ranked 2nd and for which she was awarded a silver medal,
    3. has the medal, the medallist pin and the diploma obtained in the women’s 75kg weightlifting event withdrawn and is ordered to return the same.
  2. The IWF is requested to modify the results of the above-mentioned event accordingly and to consider any further action within its own competence.
  3. The Russian Olympic Committee shall ensure full implementation of this decision.
  4. The Russian Olympic Committee shall notably secure the return to the IOC, as soon as possible, of the medal, the medallist pin and the diploma awarded in connection with the women’s 75kg weightlifting event to the Athlete.
  5. This decision enters into force immediately.

The full decision is available here.

Yuliya Zaripova, 30, of the Russian Federation, in the women’s 3000m steeplechase event (round 1 and final) in which she ranked 1st and for which she was awarded a gold medal, has been disqualified from the Olympic Games London 2012. Re-analysis of Zaripova’s samples from London 2012 resulted in a positive test for the prohibited substance dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (turinabol). 

The IOC Disciplinary Commission, composed for this case of Mr Denis Oswald (Chairman), Mrs Gunilla Lindberg and Mr Ugur Erdener, decided the following:
  1. The proceedings are filed.
  2. The IOC and the Russian Olympic Committee are invited to implement the existing decision,  among other things annulling the Athlete’s results achieved on the occasion of the 2012 Olympic Games.
  3. The IAAF is invited to consider whether to proceed or not with result management in respect of consequences beyond the Olympic Games, which could go beyond the scope of the already issued decision.

The full decision is available here.

Anatoli CIRICU, 28, of Moldova, competing in the men’s 94kg weightlifting event in which he ranked 3rd and for which he was awarded the bronze medal, has been disqualified from the Olympic Games London 2012. Re-analysis of Ciricu’s samples from London 2012 resulted in a positive test for the prohibited substance dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (turinabol). 

The IOC Disciplinary Commission, composed for this case of Mr Denis Oswald (Chairman), Mrs Gunilla Lindberg and Mr Ugur Erdener, decided the following:

  1. The Athlete, Anatoli CIRICU:
    1. is found to have committed an anti-doping rule violation pursuant to the IOC Anti-Doping Rules applicable to the Games of the XXX Olympiad in London in 2012 (presence and/or use of Prohibited Substances or its Metabolites or Markers in an athlete’s bodily specimen),
    2. is disqualified from the event in which he participated upon the occasion of the Olympic Games London 2012, namely the men’s 94kg weightlifting event, in which he ranked 3rd and for which he was awarded the bronze medal.
    3. has the medal, the medallist pin and the diploma obtained the men’s 94kg weightlifting event withdrawn and is ordered to return the same.
  2. The IWF is requested to modify the results of the above-mentioned event accordingly and to consider any further action within its own competence.
  3. The National Olympic and Sports Committee of the Republic of Moldova shall ensure full implementation of this decision.
  4. The National Olympic and Sports Committee of the Republic of Moldova shall notably secure the return to the IOC, as soon as possible, of the medal, the medallist pin and the diploma awarded in connection the men’s 94kg weightlifting event to the Athlete.
  5. This decision enters into force immediately.

The full decision is available here.

The additional analyses on samples collected during the Olympic Games Beijing 2008 and London 2012 were performed with improved analytical methods, in order to possibly detect prohibited substances that could not be identified by the analysis performed at the time of these editions of the Olympic Games.

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