London Olympics: 24 Athletes Provisionally suspended

June 03, 2013

A list of athletes that have been provisionally suspended for Anti-Doping Rule Violations.

Weightlifting (5 cases)
Fatih Baydar, Stanzolol, Turkey (M) (Suspended for two years)
Ibrahim Arat, Stanozolol, Turkey (M) (Suspended for two years)
Pulaku Hysen, Stanozolol, Albania (Tested during the 2012 London Olympic Summer Games) (M) (Suspended for two years)
Marzena Karpinska, Substance or method not known, Poland (F)
Aurimas Didzbalis, Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone, Lithuania (M) (Suspended for two years)

Track and Field (14 cases)
Mariem Alaoui Selsouli, EPO, Morocco (F)
Dimitris Chondrokoukis, Stanozolol, Greece (M)
Abderrahim Goumri, Use or attempted use of a prohibited substance or method, Morocco (Suspended for four years by the IAAF) (M)
Iríni Kokkinaríou, Use or attempted use of a prohibited substance or method, Greece (Suspended for two years by the IAAF) (F)
Tameka Williams, Use or attempted use of a prohibited substance (Blast of Red), St Kitts And Nevis. (Suspended for three years by the IAAF) (F)
Ivan Tsikhan, substance or method not known, Belarus (According to online newspapers this suspension has to do with samples collected in 2004 - where the athlete had high levels of testosterone) (M)
Marina Marghieva, substance or method not known, Moldova (F)
Natalia Artyk, substance or method not known, Moldova (F)
Amine Laalou, Furosemide, Morocco (F)
Diego Palomeque Echavarria, Testosterone, Colombia (M) (confirmed by IOC)
Alex Schwazer, EPO, Italia (M) - (IOC Taskforce Out-Of-Competition Test)
Hassan Hirt, EPO, France (M) - (Out-of-competition Test prior to Olympic Games) (Suspended for two years by the IAAF)
Ghfran Almouhamad, Methylhexaneamine, Syria (F) - (Tested after 400m hurdles event)
Nadzeya Ostapchuk, Metenolone, Belarus (F) - (Tested BEFORE the event, but at the London Olympic Games - first medalist that have tested positive for doping.)

Gymnastics (1 case)
Luiza Galiulina, Furosemide, Uzbekistan (Tested during the 2012 London Olympic Summer Games) (F)
Galiulina was the third athlete to be disqualified from the Olympic Games in London. (Six months suspension from the international federation)

Cycling (1 case)
Victoria Baranova, Testosterone, Russia (F) (confirmed by IOC) (Received two year suspension from UCI - Added to database)

Rowing (1 case)
Kissya Cataldo, EPO, Brazil (F) (Confirmed by the Brazilian Olympic Committee) (Suspended for two years by the international federation, added to database)

Judo (1 case)
Nicholas Delpopolo, 11-nor-delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol-9-carboxylic acid, USA (M)
(This is the first in-competition sanction during the Olympic Games in London.)


Wrestling (1 case)
Soslan Tigiev, methylhexaneamine, Uzbekistan, Uzbekistan (M) (Received sanction from federation, added to database)

Total:
24 provisional suspensions, 9 disqualified by the IOC.

(Bold means the official information from IOC - athletes that has been disqualified from the Olympic Games by the IOC. Other athletes has been suspended by their National Olympic Committees or International Sport Federation)

Statistics:
- Up to 6250 samples will be tested during Games time – more than any other Games
- The Anti-Doping workforce at the Games will be over 1,000 people
- Up to 1 in 2 athletes will be tested at the Olympic Games including every Olympic medalist
- The laboratory will operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games
- Up to 400 samples will be tested every day
- The shortest test turnaround time will be 24hrs (some tests will take longer)
- The laboratory is 4400 square metres in size – the same size as 7 tennis courts
- A team of more than 150 anti-doping scientists will carry out the testing during Games time, led by Professor David Cowan from the Drug Control Centre at King’s College London.
- Over 240 prohibited substances will be tested for

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Under the IOC Anti-Doping Rules applicable to the 2012 London Olympic Games, testing takes place under the IOC's auspices from 16 July (date of the opening of the Olympic Village) to 12 August 2012. Within that period, the IOC systematically performs tests before and after events. After each event, the IOC systematically carries out tests on the top five finishers plus two at random. The IOC also performs out-of-competition unannounced tests. Over the course of the London Games, the IOC is expected to carry out some 5,000 tests - 3,800 urine and 1,200 blood. For more information, please consult the IOC factsheet on anti-doping.

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