IOC Sanctions Two Athletes For Failing Anti-doping Tests At Beijing 2008

IOC sanctions two athletes for failing anti-doping tests at Beijing 2008

PESHAWAR, (Pakistan Point News - APP -1st Sep,2016) : 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 Thursday announced that two athletes Yarelys BARRIOS, 33, of Cuba have been disqualified from the Olympic Games Beijing 2008. Yarelys BARRIOS, 33, of Cuba, competing in athletics (discus throw event), has been disqualified from the Olympic Games Beijing 2008, in which she ranked second, and for which she was awarded the silver medal. Reanalysis of Barrios’ samples from Beijing 2008 resulted in a positive test for the prohibited substance acetazolamide (diuretic and masking agent).

Samuel Adelebari FRANCIS, 29, of Qatar, competing in athletics in the 100m event, in which he ranked 16th, and the 200m event in which he did not start, has been disqualified from the Olympic Games Beijing 2008. Reanalysis of Francis’ samples from Beijing 2008 resulted in a positive test for the prohibited substance stanozolol. The IOC Disciplinary Commission, composed for this case of Denis Oswald (Chairman), Gunilla Lindberg and Ugur Erdener, decided