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IOC sanctions Ukrainian cross-country skier Marina Lisogor for failing anti-doping test at Sochi 2014

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced that cross-country skier Marina Lisogor of Ukraine has been excluded from the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.

Lisogor, 30, tested positive on 18 February for the presence of trimetazidine.

The IOC Disciplinary Commission, composed for this case of Denis Oswald (Chairman), Nawal El Moutawakel and Gunilla Lindberg, decided the following:

  1. The Athlete, Ms Marina Lisogor, Ukraine, Cross-Country Skiing, is disqualified from the Ladies’ Team Sprint Classic Semifinal B event.
  2. The Athlete shall be excluded from the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi in 2014, and shall have her Olympic identity and accreditation card immediately cancelled.
  3. The Ladies’ Team Sprint Classic team, of which the Athlete was a member, is disqualified from the Ladies’ Team Sprint Classic Semifinal B event.
  4. The International Ski Federation is requested to modify the results of the above-mentioned event accordingly and to consider any further action within its own competence.
  5. This decision shall enter into force immediately.

Under the IOC Anti-Doping Rules applicable to the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games, testing takes place under the IOC's auspices from 30 January (the date of the opening of the Olympic Villages) to 23 February 2014 (the date of the Closing Ceremony). Within that period, the IOC systematically performs tests before and after events. After each event, the IOC systematically carries out tests on the top five finishers plus two at random. The IOC also performs out-of-competition unannounced tests. Over the course of the Sochi Games, the IOC is expected to carry out some 2,453 tests – 1,944 urine and 509 blood.

The full decision is available here.

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