In yet another case of anti-doping violation, yesterday, IOC sanctioned Apti Aukhadov of Russia and Maksym Mazuryk of Ukraine for failing test at London 2012, and as a result, they have been disqualified from the Olympic Games London 2012.
Weightlifter Apti Aukhadov, competing in Mens 85 kg weightlifting event, ranked second during London Olympics and was awarded the silver medal; a re-analysis of Aukhadovs samples from London 2012 resulted in a positive test for the prohibited substances Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (turinabol) and Drostanolone; which means that the medal, the medallist pin and the diploma obtained in the Mens 85 kg weightlifting event will be withdrawn and the athlete is ordered to return these, and the Russian Olympic Committee will ensure abidance of these orders. The IOC Disciplinary Commission, composed for this case of Denis Oswald (Chairman), Juan Antonio Samaranch and Ugur Erdener, has also requested the IWF to update their results database accordingly as the decision has been put into force immediately.
Athlete, Maksym Mazuryk, competing in the Mens Pole Vault event (qualification, group A), has been disqualified from the Olympic Games London 2012, in which he ranked 18th; a re-analysis of Mazuryks samples from London 2012 resulted in a positive test for the prohibited substance dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (turinabol); which means that his rank of 18th be removed from results and records; the IOC Disciplinary Commission, has requested IAAF to modify the results of the above-mentioned event accordingly and to consider any further action, if they believe so, as decision is put into force immediately.
This is in line with the Olympic Agenda 2020, which has the protection of clean athletes and the fight against doping on top priorities, and IOC is putting special measures in place, including targeted pre-tests and the re-analysis of stored samples from Beijing 2008 and London 2012, following an intelligence-gathering process that started in August 2015.
The re-analyses on samples collected during the last two Olympic Games are performed with improved analytical methods, which weren’t implemented during that period.