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Date
19 Aug 2016
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IOC News , Press Release , Fight against doping

IOC sanctions three athletes for failing anti-doping tests at Beijing 2008


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 has already 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. The details follow.

Anastasia KAPACHINSKAYA, 36, of the Russian Federation, competing in the women’s 400m and 4x400m relay events, has been disqualified from the Olympic Games Beijing 2008, in which she ranked 5th and 2nd with her teammates. Reanalysis of Kapachinskaya’s samples from Beijing 2008 resulted in a positive test for the prohibited substances stanozolol and dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (turinabol).

The IOC Disciplinary Commission, composed for this case of Denis Oswald (Chairman), Juan Antonio Samaranch and Ugur Erdener, decided the following:

  1. The Athlete, Anastasia KAPACHINSKAYA:

      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 all the events in which she participated upon the occasion of the Olympic Games Beijing 2008, namely, the women’s 400m and the women’s 4x400m relay, and

      3. has the medal, the medallist pin and the diplomas obtained in the women’s 400m and the women’s 4x400m relay withdrawn and is ordered to return the same.

  1. The Russian Federation Team is disqualified from the women’s 4x400m relay. The corresponding medals and diplomas are withdrawn and shall be returned.

  2. The IAAF is requested to modify the results of the above-mentioned events 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 medals, the medallist pins and the diplomas awarded in connection with the women’s 400m and in connection with the women’s 4x400m relay to the Athlete and to the other team members of the women’s 4x400m Russian Federation Team.

  5. This decision enters into force immediately.

The full decision is available here.

Alexander POGORELOV, 36, of the Russian Federation, competing in the decathlon event, has been disqualified from the Olympic Games Beijing 2008 in which he ranked 4th. Reanalysis of Pogorelov’s samples from Beijing 2008 resulted in a positive test for the prohibited substance dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (turinabol).

The IOC Disciplinary Commission, composed for this case of Denis Oswald (Chairman), Juan Antonio Samaranch and Ugur Erdener, decided the following:

  1. The Athlete, Alexander POGORELOV:
      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 decathlon event in which he participated upon the occasion of the Olympic Games Beijing 2008, and
      3. has the diploma obtained in the decathlon event withdrawn and is ordered to return the same.
  1. The IAAF is requested to modify the results of the above-mentioned event accordingly and to consider any further action within its own competence.

  2. The Russian Olympic Committee shall ensure full implementation of this decision.

  3. The Russian Olympic Committee shall notably secure the return to the IOC, as soon as possible, of the diploma awarded in connection with the decathlon event to the Athlete.

  4. This decision enters into force immediately.

The full decision is available here.

Ivan YUSHKOV, 35, of the Russian Federation, competing in athletics (shot put event), has been disqualified from the Olympic Games Beijing 2008 in which he ranked 10th. Reanalysis of Yushkov’s samples from Beijing 2008 resulted in a positive test for the prohibited substances stanozolol, oxandrolone and dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (turinabol).

The IOC Disciplinary Commission, composed for this case of Denis Oswald (Chairman), Juan Antonio Samaranch and Ugur Erdener, decided the following:

  1. The Athlete, Ivan YUSHKOV:
        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 shot put event in which he participated upon the occasion of the Olympic Games Beijing 2008.
  1. The IAAF is requested to modify the results of the above-mentioned events accordingly and to consider any further action within its own competence.
  2. The Russian Olympic Committee shall ensure full implementation of this decision.
  3. 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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