Press releases 27th October 2016

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

Zulfiya Chinshanlo, 23, of Kazakhstan, competing in the women’s 53kg weightlifting event in which she ranked 1st and for which she was awarded the gold medal, has been disqualified from the Olympic Games London 2012. Re-analysis of Chinshanlo’s samples from London 2012 resulted in a positive test for the prohibited substances oxandrolone and stanozolol.

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

  1. The Athlete, Zulfiya Chinshanlo:
    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 53kg weightlifting event, in which she ranked 1st and for which she was awarded the gold medal,
    3. has the medal, the medallist pin and the diploma obtained in the women’s 53kg weightlifting event withdrawn and is ordered to return the same.
  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 National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan shall ensure full implementation of this decision.
  4. The National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan shall notably secure the return to the IOC, as soon as possible, of the medal, the medallist pin and the diploma awarded in connection with the women’s 53kg weightlifting event to the Athlete.
  5. This decision enters into force immediately.

The full decision is available here.

Kirill Ikonnikov, 32, of Russia, competing in the men’s hammer throw event (qualification and final) 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 Ikonnikov’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 Mr Ugur Erdener, decided the following:

  1. The Athlete, Kirill Ikonnikov:
    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 hammer throw event, in which he ranked 5th and for which he was awarded a diploma,
    3. has the diploma obtained in the men’s hammer throw event withdrawn and is ordered to return the same.
  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. The Russian Olympic Committee shall notably secure the return to the IOC, as soon as possible, of the diploma awarded in connection with the men’s hammer throw event to the Athlete.
  5. This decision enters into force immediately.

The full decision is available here.

Maiya Maneza, 30, of Kazakhstan, competing in the women’s 63kg weightlifting event in which she ranked 1st and for which she was awarded the gold medal, has been disqualified from the Olympic Games London 2012. Re-analysis of Maneza’s samples from London 2012 resulted in a positive test for the prohibited substance stanozolol.

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

  1. The Athlete, Maiya Maneza:
    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 63kg weightlifting event, in which she ranked 1st and for which she was awarded the gold medal,
    3. has the medal, the medallist pin and the diploma obtained in the women’s 63kg weightlifting event withdrawn and is ordered to return the same.
  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 National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan shall ensure full implementation of this decision.
  4. The National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan shall notably secure the return to the IOC, as soon as possible, of the 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.

Svetlana Podobedova, 30, of Kazakhstan, competing in the women’s 75kg weightlifting event in which she ranked 1st and for which she was awarded the gold medal, has been disqualified from the Olympic Games London 2012. Re-analysis of Podobedova’s samples from London 2012 resulted in a positive test for the prohibited substance stanozolol.

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

  1. The Athlete, Svetlana Podobedova :
    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 75kg weightlifting event, in which she ranked 1st and for which she was awarded the gold medal,
    3. has the medal, the medallist pin and the diploma obtained in the women’s 75kg weightlifting event withdrawn and is ordered to return the same.
  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 National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan shall ensure full implementation of this decision.
  4. The National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan shall notably secure the return to the IOC, as soon as possible, of the medal, the medallist pin and the diploma awarded in connection with the women’s 75kg weightlifting event to the Athlete.
  5. This decision enters into force immediately.

The full decision is available here.

Dzina Sazanavets, 26, of Belarus, competing in the women’s 69kg weightlifting event in which she ranked 4th and for which she was awarded a diploma, has been disqualified from the Olympic Games London 2012. Re-analysis of Sazanavets’s samples from London 2012 resulted in a positive test for the prohibited substances drostanolone and stanozolol.

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

  1. The Athlete, Dzina Sazanavets:
    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 69kg weightlifting event, in which she ranked 4th and for which she was awarded a diploma,
    3. has the diploma obtained in the women’s 69kg weightlifting event withdrawn and is ordered to return the same.
  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 National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus shall ensure full implementation of this decision.
  4. The National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus shall notably secure the return to the IOC, as soon as possible, of the diploma awarded in connection with the women’s 69kg weightlifting event to the Athlete.
  5. This decision enters into force immediately.

The full decision is available here.

Marina Shkermankova, 26, of Belarus, competing in the women’s 69kg weightlifting event in which she ranked 3rd and for which she was awarded a bronze medal, has been disqualified from the Olympic Games London 2012. Re-analysis of Shkermankova’s samples from London 2012 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 Mr Ugur Erdener, decided the following:

  1. The Athlete, Marina Shkermankova :
    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 69kg weightlifting event, in which she ranked 3rd and for which she was awarded a bronze medal,
    3. has the medal, the medallist pin and the diploma obtained in the women’s 69kg weightlifting event withdrawn and is ordered to return the same.
  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 National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus shall ensure full implementation of this decision.
  4. The National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus shall notably secure the return to the IOC, as soon as possible, of the medal, the medallist pin and the diploma awarded in connection with the women’s 69kg weightlifting event to the Athlete.
  5. This decision enters into force immediately.

The full decision is available here.

Dmitry Starodubtsev, 30, of Russia, competing in the men’s pole vault event (qualification and final) in which he ranked 4th and for which he was awarded a diploma, has been disqualified from the Olympic Games London 2012. Re-analysis of Starodubtsev’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 Mr Ugur Erdener, decided the following:

  1. The Athlete, Dmitry Starodubtsev:
    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 men’s pole vault event in which he participated upon the occasion of the Olympic Games London 2012, in which he ranked 4th and for which he was awarded a diploma,
    3. has the diploma obtained in the men’s pole vault event withdrawn and is ordered to return the same.
  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. The Russian Olympic Committee shall notably secure the return to the IOC, as soon as possible, of the diploma awarded in connection with the men’s pole vault event to the Athlete.
  5. This decision enters into force immediately.

The full decision is available here.

Yauheni Zharnasek, 29, of Belarus, competing in the men’s +105kg weightlifting event in which he ranked 9th, has been disqualified from the Olympic Games London 2012. Re-analysis of Zharnasek’s samples from London 2012 resulted in a positive test for the prohibited substances dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (turinabol), oxandrolone and stanozolol.

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

  1. The Athlete, Yauheni Zharnasek:
    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 +105kg weightlifting event, in which he ranked 9th.
  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 National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus shall ensure full implementation of this decision.
  4. This decision enters into force immediately.

The full decision is available here.

The disciplinary proceedings against Besik Kudukhov, 32, of Russia, competing in the men’s 60kg freestyle wrestling event in which he ranked 2nd and for which he was awarded a silver medal at the Olympic Games London 2012, have been filed.

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.

• This media release was originally published by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on 27 October 2016. To access the original, please click here.

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