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28 Aug 2004
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IOC sanctions wrestler Mabel Fonseca and weightlifter Ferenc Gyurkovics


The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced that wrestler Ms Mabel Fonseca from Puerto Rico and weightlifter Ferenc Gyurkovics from Hungary have been excluded from the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad in Athens in 2004 for failing anti-doping tests carried out by the IOC.




Ms Mabel Fonseca, 32, tested positive for Stanozolol, a prohibited anabolic steroid, after competing in the women's freestyle 55kg wrestling event on 23 August, in which she placed fifth.




After having heard the report of the Disciplinary Commission, the IOC Executive Board decided that
Mabel Fonseca: -




- is disqualified from the women’s freestyle 55kg wrestling event, in which she had placed fifth;

- is excluded from the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad in 2004;

- shall have her Olympic identity and accreditation card withdrawn.

- The International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles (FILA) is requested to modify the results of the above-mentioned event accordingly and to consider any further action within its own competence.

- The Puerto Rican Olympic Committee is ordered to return to the IOC, as soon as possible, the diploma awarded to the athlete in relation to the above-noted event.
- This decision shall enter into force immediately.




Ferenc Gyurkovics, 24, tested positive for oxandrolone, a prohibited anabolic steroid, after competing in the men's 105kg weightlifting event on 24 August, in which he had placed second.




After having heard the report of the Disciplinary Commission, the IOC Executive Board decided that Ferenc Gyurkovics: -




- is disqualified from the men’s 105kg weightlifting event, in which he had placed second;

- is excluded from the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad in 2004;

- shall have his Olympic identity and accreditation card withdrawn.

- The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) is requested to modify the results of the above-mentioned event accordingly and to consider any further action within its own competence.
- The Hungarian Olympic Committee is ordered to return to the IOC, as soon as possible, the silver medal and diploma awarded to the athlete in relation to the above-noted event.
- This decision shall enter into force immediately.




Under the IOC Anti-Doping Rules applicable to the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, testing takes place under the IOC's auspices from 30 July to 29 August. Within that period, the IOC systematically performs tests pre and post events. After each event, the IOC systematically carries out tests on the top four athletes plus two at random.




So far, the IOC has performed 2597 tests.
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