IOC sanctions one athlete for failing anti-doping tests at London 2012June 12, 2019
Re-analysis of samples from the London Summer Olympics in 2012 has found that Lithuanian athlete Jevgenij Shuklin, competing in the Men’s Canoe Sprint C-1 200m event in which he ranked 2nd and was awarded the silver medal, has been disqualified from the Olympic Games London 2012. Re-analysis of Shuklin’s samples from London 2012 resulted in a positive test for the prohibited substances Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (oral turinabol).
Most of the re-analysis of samples from both Beijing (2008) and London has resulted in positive findings of Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone. In 2013 a new testing methodologies was developed for the substance and for Stanozolol. This has caused a raise in cases involving Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone.
Press release from 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. The IOC is currently conducting additional analyses on the samples collected from the Olympic Games London 2012. This programme, which uses the latest scientific analysis methods, aims to test samples for all substances prohibited in 2012.
The IOC has delegated the selection of samples to be reanalysed and the results management to the International Testing Agency (ITA) and the ITA thus brought forward these cases.
The notification sent by the ITA to the athletes concerned when initiating proceedings gives them the choice to have their case heard before the CAS or before an IOC Disciplinary Commission. This choice is given as the Anti-Doping Rules (ADR) for the Olympic Games London 2012 still apply for cases that arise from the current reanalyses.
As part of this process, the IOC today announced that one athlete has been disqualified from the Olympic Games London 2012. The details follow.
Jevgenij SHUKLIN, 33, of Lithuania, competing in the Men’s Canoe Sprint C-1 200m event in which he ranked 2nd and was awarded the silver medal, has been disqualified from the Olympic Games London 2012. Re-analysis of Shuklin’s samples from London 2012 resulted in a positive test for the prohibited substances Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (oral turinabol).
The IOC Disciplinary Commission, composed for this case of Mr Denis Oswald (Chairman), Mrs Gunilla Lindberg and Mr Juan Antonio Samaranch, decided the following:
I. The Athlete, Jevgenij Shuklin:
i. is found to have committed an anti-doping rule violation pursuant to the IOC Anti-Doping Rules applicable to the Games of the XXX Olympiad in London in 2012 (presence and/or use, of Prohibited Substances or their Metabolites or Markers in the Athlete’s bodily specimen), and
ii. is disqualified from the events in which he participated upon the occasion of the 2012 Olympic Games, namely, the Men’s Canoe Sprint C-1 200m event.
iii. has the medal, diploma, and pin obtained in the Men’s Canoe Sprint C-1 200m event withdrawn and is ordered to return them.
II. The ICF is requested to modify the results of the above-mentioned event accordingly and to consider any further action within its own competence.
III. The National Olympic Committee of Lithuania shall ensure full implementation of this decision.
IV. The decision enters into force immediately.