IOC 2016 IOC vs Tatyana Lysenko

Ms. Tatyana Lysenko is a Russian Athlete competing in the Women’s hammer throw event at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

In 2016, the IOC decided to perform further analyses on certain samples collected during the 2012 Olympic Games. These additional analyses were performed with analytical methods which were not available in 2012.

In May 2016 the International Olympic Committee reported an anti-doping rule violation against the Athlete after her 2012 A and B samples tested positive for the prohibited substance
dehydrochlormthyltestosterone (turinabol). After notification the Athlete filed a statement in her defence and did not attend the hearing of the IOC Disciplinary Commission.

The Athlete submitted that she had always been training conscientiously and did not understand why the reanalysis had shown positive results. She stated that she strongly disagreed with the results of the B-Sample and did not accept the AAF. She argued that a suspension she had served in the past was already unjustified.

Considering the test results the IOC Disciplinary Commission finds that the Athlete has committed an anti-doping rule violation pursuant to the Rules and that the Athlete failed to explain the source of dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (turinabol).

Therefore the IOC Disciplinary Commission decides on 6 October 2016 that the Athlete Tatyana Lysenko:

1.) is found to have committed an anti-doping rule violation pursuant to the IOC Anti-Doping Rules applicable to the Games of the XXX Olympiad in London in 2012 (presence, and/or use, of a Prohibited Substance or its Metabolites or Markers in an athlete’s bodily specimen),
2.) is disqualified from the event in which she participated upon the occasion of the Olympic Games London 2012, namely the Women hammer throw event, in which she ranked 1st and for which she was awarded the gold medal.
3.) has the medal, the medallist pin and the diploma obtained in the Women hammer throw event withdrawn and is ordered to return the same.
4.) The IAAF is requested to modify the results of the above-mentioned event accordingly and to consider any further action within its own competence.
5.) The Russian Olympic Committee shall ensure full implementation of this decision.
6.) The Russian Olympic Committee shall notably secure the return to the IOC, as soon as possible, of the medal, the medallist pin and the diploma awarded in connection with the Women hammer throw event to the Athlete.
7.) This decision enters into force immediately.

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IOC Decisions
6 October 2016
Erdener, Uğur
Lindberg, Gunilla
Oswald, Denis
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Russian Federation
Adverse Analytical Finding / presence
Athletics (WA) - World Athletics
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Lausanne, Switzerland: Laboratoire Suisse d’Analyse du Dopage
London, United Kingdom: Drug Control Centre
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B sample analysis
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S1. Anabolic Agents
Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (4-chloro-17β-hydroxy-17α-methylandrosta-1,4-dien-3-one)
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12 October 2016
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25 April 2017
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