Tue, May 28, 2019

Two Olympic weightlifters found guilty of doping at London 2012

Ruslan Nurudinov of Uzbekistan and Mikalai Novikau from Belarus have both been disqualified of any results obtained at he London 2012 Olympic games after both were found to have committed anti-doping violations.

The Anti-Doping Division of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS ADD) reanalysed the athletes’ samples in 2018 to discover the presence of Dehydrochlormethyltesterone (oral turinabol) in both samples, as well as the presence of Stanozolol in Mikalai Novikau’s sample.

Nurudinov had placed forth in the 2012 Olympic Games and had since gone to win Gold medals at the World Championships, the Asian Games and Rio 2016 Olympics. Novikau originally placed eighth at London 2012.

The sole arbitrator confirmed that ‘both athletes committed an anti-doping rule violation and that the appropriate sanction was the disqualification of their results in the competition in question, with all other consequences related thereto as applicable including forfeiture of any medals, points and/or prizes.’

Nurudinov and Novikau were among five weightlifters handed provisional suspensions in December after retests of their samples from London 2012 came back positive.

To view the complete CAS ADD Statement visit here.


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