IOC 2016 IOC vs Yulia Chermoshanskaya

Ms. Yulia Chermoshanskaya is a Russian Athlete competing the 200m and 4x100m Athletics event in the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

In 2016, the IOC decided to perform further analyses on certain samples collected during the 2008 Olympic Games. These additional analyses were performed with analytical methods which were not available in 2008.

In May 2016 the International Olympic Committee reported an anti-doping rule violation against the Athlete after her 2008 A and B samples tested positive for the prohibited substances stanozolol and dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (turinabol).
After notification the Athlete submitted that she did not accept the test results, she waived her right to be heard and filed a statement in her defence.

She stated that she was injured in May 2008 and was treated including injections, which helped her to qualify for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. She submitted that she was not able to find package and name of the medication provided by the national team doctors and questioned the medication provided to her at the time.

Considering the test results and the Athlete’s statement the Disciplinary Commission finds that two anti-doping violations are established pursuant to both Art. 2.1 and/or Art. 2.2 of the Rules.
Therefore the IOC Disciplinary Commission decides on 14 August 2016 that the Athlete Yulia Chermoshanskaya:

1.) 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),
2.) is disqualified from all the events in which she participated upon the occasion of the Olympic Games Beijing 2008, namely, the Women 200m and the Women 4x100m relay, and
3.) has the medal, the medallist pin and the diplomas obtained in the Women 200m and the Women 4x100m relay withdrawn and is ordered to return the same.
4.) The Russian Federation Team is disqualified from the Women 4x100m relay. The corresponding medals and diplomas are withdrawn and shall be returned.
5.) The IAAF is requested to modify the results of the above-mentioned events accordingly and to consider any further action within its own competence.
6.) The Russian Olympic Committee shall ensure full implementation of this decision.
7.) The Russian Olympic Committee shall notably secure the return to the IOC, as soon as possible, of the medals, the medallist pins and the diplomas awarded in connection with the Women 200m and in connection with the Women 4x100m relay to the Athlete and to the other team members of the Women 4x100m Russian Federation Team.
8.) This decision enters into force immediately.

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IOC Decisions
14 August 2016
Erdener, Uğur
Lindberg, Gunilla
Oswald, Denis
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Beijing, China: National Anti-Doping Laboratory China Anti-Doping Agency
Lausanne, Switzerland: Laboratoire Suisse d’Analyse du Dopage
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B sample analysis
Splitting of B sample
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S1. Anabolic Agents
Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (4-chloro-17β-hydroxy-17α-methylandrosta-1,4-dien-3-one)
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Physical injury
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Disqualified competition results
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