Meanwhile in Doping News …
Following allegations by the German documentary of widespread doping the IOC kicked off a reanalysis of Beijing 2008 and London 2012 samples (for all sports).
As expected there are lots of weightlifters who got caught.
Update 30.09.2017: Meanwhile in Budapest …
Countries Affected: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, China, Moldova, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine.
Update 05.05.2017: The Kazakh federation reports that it received the following news from the IWF (via). The IWF has released no updates so far.
Maya Maneza and Zulfiya Chinshanlo are banned for two years. Svetlana Podobedova for eight years.
Their bans retroactively start on the date when the reanalysis of took place , namely 26 May 2016. This implies that Maneza and Chinshanlo will be eligible for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
They further write that:
“With the assistance of the Weightlifting Federation of Kazakhstan the athletes managed to defend all of their non-Olympic achievements, titles and awards.”
That means for example that Zulfiya Chinshanlo’s 134kg clean and jerk world record set at world championships 2014 in Almaty will still stand.
Update 13.01.2017: Khadzhimurat Akkaev’s 2012 (!) retest came back positive. (via). Remember that Akkaev didn’t get to compete in London.
This comes months after it was announced he tested positive in 2008 as well.
Update 05.10.2016: Norik Vardanyan’s tests came back positive for dehydrochlormethyltestosterone. (via)
Update 13.09.2016: Anatoli Ciricu’s (94kg, Moldova) 2012 test came back positive. (via)
Update 24.08.2016: Next Wave of 2008 positives (via)
- PASHAYEV, Nizami (AZE) – Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone, Oxandrolone, Stanozolol
- KULESHA, Iryna (BLR) – Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone
- NOVIKAVA, Nastassia (BLR) – Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone, Stanozolol
- RYBAKOU, Andrei (BLR) – Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone, Stanozolol
- CAO, Lei (CHN) – GHRP-2 (S2. Hormones and related substances)
- CHEN, Xiexia (CHN) – GHRP-2 (S2. Hormones and related substances)
- LIU, Chunhong (CHN) – Sibutramine (S6. Stimulants), GHRP-2 (S2. Hormones and related substances)
- GRABOVETSKAYA, Mariya (KAZ) – Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone, Oxandrolone, Stanozolol
- MANEZA, Maya (KAZ) – Stanozolol (S1.1 Anabolic agents)
- NEKRASSOVA, Irina (KAZ) – Stanozolol (S1.1 Anabolic agents)
- SEDOV, Vladimir (KAZ) – Stanozolol (S1.1 Anabolic agents)
- AKKAEV, Khadzhimurat (RUS) – Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone
- LAPIKOV, Dmitry (RUS) – Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone
- DAVYDOVA, Natalya (UKR) – Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone
- KOROBKA, Olha (UKR) – Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone
So with 3 Chinese positives, China is now also facing a one year country ban.
Update 29.07.2016: IWF bans Russian weightlifters from entering Rio. (via)
Update 27.07.2016: 11 more positives… (via)
- Nataliya Zabolotnaya, Svetlana Tsarukaeva, Alexandr Ivanov and Andrey Demanov, Intigam Zairov, Iryna Kulesha, Hripsime Khurshudyan, Rauli Tsirekidze, Sibel Simsek, Almas Uteshov, Cristina Iovu.
So Lydia Valentin and Christine Girard jumped into gold medal spots now. Same for Anatoli Ciricu (94kg), who is currently banned (11.05.2015 – 11.05.2023).
Update 26.07.2016: Albegov’s 2012 sample supposedly came back positve. (via)
- Russian weightlifting president Syrtsov says he has no information about this. (via)
Update 22.07.2016: IOC has announced a bunch more positives from additional retests (via).
- 30 athletes from Beijing, 15 from London
- 23 of the 30 Beijing positives come from medalists
- the 15 positives from London are from nine countries and two sports
Update 13.07.2016: More from 2008.
- Apparently Vladimir Sedov’s A sample tested positive for stanozolol. (via)
- They also found stuff in Mariya Grabovetskaya’s samples (+75kg Bronze)
Update 12.07.2016: Ilya will study sports psychology and management in England. (via)
Update 07.07.2016: 3 more positives from Beijing. (via)
- MARTIROSYAN, Tigran (ARM) / M69kg – Stanozolol, Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone
- HASANOV, Sardar (AZE) – Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone
- OZKAN, Sibel (TUR) – Stanozolol
Update 20.06.2016: IWF names the retest positives from the 2008 Beijing Olympics (via). Final decision about the consequences regarding Olympic quotas will be discussed in an IWF executive board meeting on 22-23.06.2016 in Tbilisi.
- KHURSHUDYAN, Hripsime (ARM) – Stanozolol
- DUDOGLO, Alexandru (MDA) – Stanozolol
- EVSTYUKHINA, Nadezda (RUS) – dehydrochlormethyltestosterone metabolites
- TAYLAN, Nurcan (TUR) – Stanozolol
- SHAINOVA, Marina (RUS) – Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone metabolites and stanozolol metabolites
- ZAIROV, Intigam (AZE) – Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone – Remains suspended due to previous IWF sanction until 21.12.2023
- ILYIN, Ilya (KAZ) – Stanozolol– Remains provisionally suspended
Update 15.06.2016: Official Announcements are in. (via IWF).
- Ilya Ilyin (KAZ) – Dehydrochloromethyltestosterone, Stanozolol
- Apti Aukhadov (RUS) – Dehydrochloromethyltestosterone, Drostanolone
- Boyanka Kostova (AZE) – Dehydrochloromethyltestosterone, Stanozolol
- Svetlana Podobedova (KAZ) – Stanozolol
- Dzina Sazanavets (BLR) – Drostanolone, Stanozolol
- Maryna Shkermankova (BLR) – Dehydrochloromethyltestosterone, Stanozolol
- Yuliya Kalina (UKR) – Dehydrochloromethyltestosterone
- Yauheni Zharnasek (BLR) – Dehydrochloromethytestosterone, Stanozolol, Oxandrolone
- Maiya Maneza (KAZ) – Stanozolol
- Zulfiya Chinshanlo (KAZ) – Oxandrolone, Stanozolol
Update 09.06.2016: Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko wants to throw out retests due to B samples not confirming A sample results (via). Meanwhile the latest episode of the German documentary about Russian doping allegedly shows Mutko’s involvement in covering up a positive test from a football player. It’s also available in English.
Update 07.06.2016: TASS reports that according to Vladimir Shainov, the B samples from Marina Shainova and Nadezhda Evstyukhina have come back positive (for turinabol), they have yet to receive official papers on the penalties (via).
Update 04.06.2016: Kazakh weightlifting federation reports it has been notified about five positive samples by the national Olympic committee (via). Retesting of Kazakh samples will take place in Switzerland (via).
Update 01.06.2016: IOC announced it will extend the retesting program of samples from Beijing and London (via).
Some news sites claim they will test all samples, but that doesn’t follow from the source article from the IOC.