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:

I. The Athlete, Ms Marina Lisogor, Ukraine, Cross-Country Skiing, is disqualified from the Ladies’ Team Sprint Classic Semifinal B event.

II. 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.

III. The Ladies’ Team Sprint Classic team, of which the Athlete was a member, is disqualified from the Ladies’ Team Sprint Classic Semifinal B event.

IV. 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.

V. This decision shall enter into force immediately.