IOC 2016 IOC vs Tatyana Firova

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CAS 2018_O_5666 IAAF vs RusAF & Tatyana Firova
February 1, 2019

Ms. Tatyana Firova is a Russian Athlete competing in the 400m Athletics event at 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 dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (turinabol) and the metabolite of 1-Androstenediol, 1-Androstenedione or 1-Testosterone.
After notification the Athlete and the Russian Olympic Committee failed to respond.

With the positive test results the IOC Disciplinary Commission decides on 29 August 2016 that the Athlete Tatyana Firova:

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 400m and the Women 4x400m relay, and
3.) has the medal, the medallist pin and the diplomas obtained in the Women 400m and the Women 4x400m relay withdrawn and is ordered to return the same.
4.) The Russian Federation Team is disqualified from the Women 4x400m 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 The corresponding medals and diplomas are withdrawn and shall be returned.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 400m and in connection with the Women 4x100m relay to the Athlete and to the other team members of the Women 4x400m Russian Federation Team.
8.) This decision enters into force immediately.

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IOC Decisions
29 August 2016
Erdener, Uğur
Lindberg, Gunilla
Oswald, Denis
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International Olympic Committee (IOC)
Russian Federation
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Athletics (WA) - World Athletics
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International Olympic Committee (IOC)
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
Doping classes
S1. Anabolic Agents
1-Androstenediol (5α-androst-1-ene-3β, 17β-diol)
1-Androstenedione (5α-androst-1-ene-3, 17-dione)
1-Testosterone (17β-hydroxy-5α-androst-1-en-3-one)
Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (4-chloro-17β-hydroxy-17α-methylandrosta-1,4-dien-3-one)
Disqualified competition results
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1 September 2016
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14 February 2019
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