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

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

PESHAWAR, Oct 27 (APP): The International Olympic Committee (IOC)
Thursday sanctions eight athletes for failing anti-doping test at 2012 London Olympic, a release issued by IOC.
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 announced that eight athletes have
been disqualified from the Olympic Games Beijing (2008) and London (2012) including Zulfiya CHINSHANLO, 23, of Kazakhstan, competing in the women’s 53kg weightlifting event in which she ranked 1st and for which she was awarded the gold medal, Kirill Ikonnikov, 32, of Russia, competing in the men’s hammer throw event (qualification and final) in which he ranked 5th and for which he was awarded a diploma, Maiya Maneza, 30, of Kazakhstan, competing in the women’s 63kg weightlifting event in which she ranked 1st and for which she was awarded the gold medal, Svetlana Podobedova, 30, of Kazakhstan, competing in the women’s 75kg weightlifting event in which she ranked 1st and for which she was awarded the gold medal, Dzina Sazanavets, 26, of Belarus, competing in the women’s 69kg weightlifting event in which she ranked 4th and for which she was awarded a diploma, Marina Shkermankova, 26, of Belarus, competing in the women’s 69kg weightlifting event in which she ranked 3rd and for which she was awarded a bronze medal, Dmitry Starodubtsev, 30, of Russia, competing in the men’s pole vault event (qualification and final) in which he ranked 4th and for which he was awarded a diploma, Yauheni Zharnasek, 29, of Belarus, competing in the
men’s +105kg weightlifting event in which he ranked 9th, have been disqualified.
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.