IOC disqualifies three athletes from London 2012

IOC disqualifies three athletes from London 2012

A further three athletes from the London 2012 Games have been disqualified after The International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed a re-analysis of anti-doping tests showed positive for banned substances.

The IOC stores and frequently re-analyses samples from past Olympic Games in order to protect clean athletes and the integrity of the competition. As outlined in the Olympic agenda 2020, the fight against doping are top priorities for the IOC.

Using the latest scientific analysis methods, the IOC aimed to review all test results from London 2012. The process confirmed that the following three athletes have been disqualified for testing positive for prohibited substances.

  • Valentin Hristov of Azerbaijan, has been stripped of his Bronze medal in the Men’s 56kg Weightlifiting. Hristov tested positive for Oralturinabol.
  • Alena Matoshka of Belarus placed 25th in the Women’s Hammer Throw and has been disqualified for testing positive for Oxandrolone.
  • Anis Ananenka of Belarus finished 43rd in Round 1 of the Men’s 800m and has been disqualified for testing positive for Oralturinabol.

Full details of the recent sanctions can be found on the IOC website here.