IOC sanctions two athletes for failing anti-doping test at London 2012

Press Release

18 October 2016 - 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 two athletes have been disqualified from the Olympic Games London 2012. The details follow.

Apti AUKHADOV, 23, of the Russian Federation, competing in Men’s 85 kg weightlifting event, has been disqualified from the Olympic Games London 2012, in which he ranked second and was awarded the silver medal. Re-analysis of Aukhadov’s samples from London 2012 resulted in a positive test for the prohibited substances Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (turinabol) and Drostanolone. 

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

  1. The Athlete, Apti Aukhadov:

    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 event in which he participated upon the occasion of the Olympic Games London 2012, namely the Men’s 85 kg weightlifting event, in which he ranked second and for which he was awarded the silver medal.

    3. has the medal, the medallist pin and the diploma obtained in the Men’s 85 kg weightlifting event withdrawn and is ordered to return these.

  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 Russian Olympic Committee shall ensure full implementation of this decision.

  4. The Russian Olympic Committee shall in particular secure the return to the IOC, as soon as possible, of the medal, the medallist pin and the diploma awarded in connection with the Men’s 85 kg weightlifting event to the Athlete.

  5. This decision enters into force immediately.

The full decision is available here.

 

Maksym MAZURYK, 33, of Ukraine, competing in the Men’s Pole Vault event (qualification, group A), has been disqualified from the Olympic Games London 2012, in which he ranked 18th. Re-analysis of Mazuryk’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 Denis Oswald (Chairman), Juan Antonio Samaranch and Ugur Erdener, decided the following:

  1. The Athlete, Maksym Mazuryk:

    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 event in which he participated upon the occasion of the Olympic Games London 2012, namely the Men’s Pole Vault event, in which he ranked 18th.

  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 Ukrainian Olympic Committee shall ensure full implementation of this decision.

  4. 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.

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