IOC Sanctions Three Athletes For Failing Anti-Doping Test At London 2012

International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced Wednesday that three athletes (have been disqualified from the Olympic Games London 2012.

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.

The IOC said that 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).

Also, 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).

Finally, the IOC said that 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).


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