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Date
15 Aug 2008
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IOC News , Beijing 2008 , Press Release

IOC sanctions two athletes for failing anti-doping tests


The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) convened this morning following the anti-doping violations committed by two athletes at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad in Beijing.
 

The IOC today announced that shooter Mr Jong Su Kim from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea has committed an Anti-Doping Rules violation.
 

Mr Jong Su Kim, 31, tested positive on 9 and 12 August for Propranolol.
 
After having heard the report of the Disciplinary Commission, the IOC Executive Board this morning decided:

The athlete Jong Su Kim, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, shooting
 
- is disqualified from the Men’s 10m Air Pistol, where he had placed third;
- is disqualified from the Men’s 50m Pistol, where he placed second;
- is excluded from the Games of the XXIX Olympiad in Beijing in 2008;
- shall have his medals and diplomas in the above-noted events withdrawn;
- shall have his Olympic identity and accreditation card immediately withdrawn and cancelled.
- The International Shooting Sport Federation is requested to modify the results of the above-mentioned events accordingly and to consider any further action within its own competence.
- The NOC of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is ordered to return to the IOC, as soon as possible, the medals and diplomas awarded to the Athlete in relation to the above-noted events.
- The NOC of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and BOCOG shall ensure full implementation of this decision.
- This decision shall enter into force immediately.
 
 

The Executive Board also took note of the IOC Disciplinary Commission’s decision in the case of artistic gymnast Ms Thi Ngan Thuong Do from Vietnam, who has committed an Anti-Doping Rules violation at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad in Beijing. Ms Thi Ngan Thuong Do, 19, tested positive on 10 August for Furosemide.
 
The IOC Disciplinary Commission decided:
 
The athlete Thi Ngan Thuong Do, Vietnam, Artistic Gymnastics
- is disqualified from the Women’s All-Around qualification for Artistic Gymnastics, where she had placed 59th;
- is excluded from the Games of the XXIX Olympiad in Beijing in 2008;
- shall have her Olympic identity and accreditation card immediately cancelled and withdrawn.
- The International Gymnastics Federation is requested to modify the results of the above-mentioned event accordingly. The Athlete’s file shall be transmitted to such International Federation, which is requested to consider any further action within its own competence.
- The NOC of Vietnam and BOCOG shall ensure full implementation of this decision.
- This decision shall enter into force immediately.
 
 
Under the IOC Anti-Doping Rules applicable to the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, testing takes place under the IOC's auspices from 27 July to 24 August. Within that period, the IOC systematically performs tests before and after events. After each event, the IOC systematically carries out tests on the top five athletes plus two at random.
 
For the duration of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, the IOC will carry out 4,500 tests, of which around 700 to 800 will apply to urine EPO detection and 900 will be blood tests.
 
For further information, please contact in Beijing:
IOC media relations office:                +8610 666 27 298          
Mobile numbers:
Emmanuelle Moreau - Media Relations Manager -   +86 158 1155 1830
Sandrine Tonge - Media Relations Coordinator -                     +86 135 5217 5720          
  
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