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IOC sanctions athlete for failing anti-doping test at Beijing 2008

Tatiana CHERNOVA, 29, of Russia, competing in the women's heptathlon event in which she ranked 3rd and for which he was awarded a bronze medal, has been disqualified from the Olympic Games Beijing 2008. Re-analysis of Chernova's samples from Beijing 2008 resulted in a positive test for the prohibited substance dehydrochloromethyltestosterone (turinabol).

The IOC Disciplinary Commission, composed for this case of Mr Denis Oswald (Chairman), Mr Juan Antonio Samaranch and Dr Ugur Erdener, decided the following: The Athlete, Tatiana CHERNOVA: is found to have committed an anti-doping rule violation pursuant to the IOC Anti-Doping Rules applicable to the Games of the XXIX Olympiad in Beijing in 2008 (presence and/or use of a Prohibited Substance or its Metabolites or Markers in an athlete's bodily specimen), is disqualified from the women's heptathlon event in which she participated upon the occasion of the Olympic Games Beijing 2008, has the bronze medal, the medallist pin and the diploma obtained in the women's heptathlon event withdrawn and is ordered to return the same. The IAAF is requested to modify the results of the above-mentioned event accordingly and to consider any further action within its own competence. The Russian Olympic Committee shall ensure full implementation of this decision. The Russian Olympic Committee shall notably secure the return to the IOC, as soon as possible, of the bronze medal, the medallist pin and the diploma awarded in connection with the women's heptathlon event to the Athlete. This decision enters into force immediately.

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