IOC sanctions three 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 three athletes have been disqualified from the Olympic Games London 2012. The details follow.

Vera GANEEVA, 28, of the Russian Federation, competing in the women’s discus throw event in which she ranked 23rd, has been disqualified from the Olympic Games London 2012. Re-analysis of Ganeeva’s samples from London 2012 resulted in a positive test for the prohibited substance dehydrochloromethyltestosterone (turinabol). 

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

  1. The Athlete, Vera GANEEVA:

    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 discus throw event.

  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 Russian Olympic Committee shall ensure full implementation of this decision.

  4. This decision enters into force immediately.

The full decision is available here.

 

Adem KILICCI, 30, of Turkey, competing in the men’s 69-75 kg boxing event (round of 32 and quarterfinal) in which he ranked 5th and for which he was awarded a diploma, has been disqualified from the Olympic Games London 2012. Re-analysis of Kilicci’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), Mr Juan Antonio Samaranch and Mrs Gunilla Lindberg, decided the following:

  1. The Athlete, Adem KILICCI:

    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 69-75 kg boxing event, in which he ranked 5th and for which he was awarded a diploma.

    3. has the diploma obtained in the men’s 69-75 kg boxing event withdrawn and is ordered to return the same.

  2. AIBA is requested to modify the results of the above-mentioned event accordingly and to consider any further action within its own competence.

  3. The Turkish Olympic Committee shall ensure full implementation of this decision.

  4. The Turkish Olympic Committee shall notably secure the return to the IOC, as soon as possible, of the diploma awarded in connection with the men’s 69-75 kg boxing event to the Athlete.

  5. This decision enters into force immediately.

The full decision is available here.

 

Antonina KRIVOSHAPKA, 29, of the Russian Federation, competing in the women’s 400m event, in which she ranked 6th and for which she was awarded a diploma, and in the women’s 4x400m relay event, in which she and her teammates ranked 2nd and for which they were awarded a silver medal, has been disqualified from the Olympic Games London 2012. Re-analysis of Krivoshapka’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), Mr Juan Antonio Samaranch and Dr Ugur Erdener, decided the following:

  1. The Athlete, Antonina KRIVOSHAPKA:

    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 a Prohibited Substance or its Metabolites or Markers in an athlete’s bodily specimen),

    2. is disqualified from the events in which she participated upon the occasion of the Olympic Games London 2012, namely, the women’s 400m event and the women’s 4x400m relay event, and

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

  2. The Russian Federation team is disqualified from the women’s 4x400m relay event. The corresponding medals, medallist pins and diplomas are withdrawn and shall be returned.

  3. The IAAF is requested to modify the results of the above-mentioned events accordingly and to consider any further action within its own competence.

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

  5. The Russian Olympic Committee shall notably secure the return to the IOC, as soon as possible, of the diploma awarded to the Athlete in connection with the women’s 400m event and the silver medals, medallist pins and diplomas awarded to the members of the Russian Federation team who participated in the women’s 4x400m relay event.

  6. 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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