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IOC/Christopher Furlong
Date
05 Apr 2017
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Fight against doping , IOC News , Press Release

IOC sanctions three athletes for failing anti-doping test at Beijing 2008 and 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 three athletes have been disqualified from the Olympic Games Beijing 2008 and London 2012. The details follow.

Vasyl FEDORYSHYN, 36, of Ukraine, competing in the Men’s 55-60kg Freestyle wrestling event (1/8 Final, Quarter-final, Semi-final and Final), in which he ranked second and for which he was awarded a silver medal, has been disqualified from the Olympic Games Beijing 2008. Re-analysis of Fedoryshyn’s samples from Beijing 2008 resulted in a positive test for the prohibited substance dehydrochloromethyltestosterone (turinabol). 

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

  1. The Athlete, Vasyl FEDORYSHYN:

    1. is found to have committed an anti-doping rule violation pursuant to the IOC Anti-Doping Rules applicable to the Games of the XXIX Olympiad in Beijing in 2008 (presence and/or use, of a Prohibited Substance or its Metabolites or Markers in an athlete’s bodily specimen),

    2. is disqualified from the events in which he participated upon the occasion of the Olympic Games Beijing 2008, namely, the Men’s 55-60kg Freestyle wrestling event, in which he ranked second and for which he was awarded a silver medal, and

    3. has the silver medal, the diploma and the medallist pin obtained in the Men’s 55-60kg Freestyle wrestling withdrawn and is ordered to return these.

  2. The UWW 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. The National Olympic Committee of Ukraine shall notably secure the return to the IOC, as soon as possible, of the silver medal, the diploma and the medallist pin awarded in connection with the Men’s 55-60kg Freestyle wrestling event to the Athlete.

  5. This decision enters into force immediately.

The full decision is available here.

 

Artur TAYMAZOV, 37, of Uzbekistan, competing in the Men’s 96-120kg Freestyle wrestling event, in which he ranked first and for which he was awarded a gold medal, has been disqualified from the Olympic Games Beijing 2008. Re-analysis of Taymazov’s samples from Beijing 2008 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 Dr Ugur Erdener, decided the following:

  1. The Athlete, Artur TAYMAZOV:

    1. is found to have committed an anti-doping rule violation pursuant to the IOC Anti-Doping Rules applicable to the Games of the XXIX Olympiad in Beijing in 2008 (presence and/or use, of a Prohibited Substance 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 Beijing 2008, namely, the Men’s 96-120kg Freestyle wrestling event, in which he ranked first and for which he was awarded a gold medal, and

    3. has the gold medal, the diploma and the medallist pin obtained in the Men’s 96-120kg Freestyle wrestling event withdrawn and is ordered to return these.

  2. The UWW 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 Uzbekistan shall ensure full implementation of this decision.

  4. The National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan shall notably secure the return to the IOC, as soon as possible, of the gold medal, the diploma and the medallist pin awarded in connection with the Men’s 96-120kg Freestyle wrestling event to the Athlete.

  5. This decision enters into force immediately.

The full decision is available here.

 

Svetlana TZARUKAEVA, 29, of the Russian Federation, competing in the Women’s 63kg weightlifting event, in which she ranked second and for which she was awarded a silver medal, has been disqualified from the Olympic Games London 2012. Re-analysis of Tzarukaeva’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 Dr Ugur Erdener, decided the following:

  1. The Athlete, Svetlana TZARUKAEVA:

    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 63kg weightlifting event in which she participated upon the occasion of the Olympic Games London 2012;

    3. has the silver medal, the medallist pin and the diploma obtained in the Women’s 63kg weightlifting event withdrawn and is ordered to return these.

  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 silver medal, the medallist pin and the diploma awarded in connection with the Women’s 63kg 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.

For further details, please consult the following factsheet.

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