Artur Taimazov and Tatyana Chernova / International Olympic Committee

Press Release

6th December 2017

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has dismissed the appeal filed by Uzbekistani wrestler Artur Taimazov against the decision issued by the Disciplinary Commission of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) dated 31 March 2017.

Accordingly, the IOC Disciplinary Commission decision in which Artur Taimazov was found to have committed an anti-doping rule violation (turinabol and stanozolol) at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games is confirmed and Artur Taimazov is disqualified from the Men’s 96-120 kg freestyle wrestling event in which he won the gold medal.

The appeal filed by Russian heptathlete Tatyana Chernova against the decision issued by the Disciplinary Commission of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) dated 19 April 2017 has also been dismissed.

The IOC Disciplinary Commission decision in which Tatyana Chernova was found to have committed an anti-doping rule violation (turinabol) at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games is confirmed and Tatyana Chernova is disqualified from the Women’s heptathlon event event in which she won the bronze medal.

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