IOC 2016 IOC vs Taimuraz Tigiyev

Mr Taimuraz Tigiyev is a Kazakh Athlete competing in the Men’s 84-96 kg freestyle wrestling event at the Beijng 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 July 2016 the International Olympic Committee reported an anti-doping rule violation against the Athlete after his 2008 A and B samples tested positive for the prohibited substance dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (turinabol).

After notification the Athlete submitted a brief statement in his defence and indicated that he would not attend the hearing of the IOC Disciplinary Commission.
The Athlete stated that he was retired from sports and he did not accept the test results. The Athlete asserted that he was tested many times after the Olympic Games in Beijing and he never had positive tests.

The Commission finds that the Athlete does not bring forth any element challenging the validity of the analytical results and concludes that the Athlete has committed an anti-doping rule violation consistent with intentional use of prohibited substances specifically ingested to deliberately improve performance. The fact that the metabolite of a doping substance, which is a “classical” doping substance was found, supports this consideration.

Therefore the IOC Disciplinary Commission decides on 19 October 2016 that the Athlete, Taimuraz Tigiyev:

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 the Men’s 84-96 kg freestyle wrestling event in which he participated upon the occasion of the Olympic Games Beijing 2008, and
3.) has the medal, the medallist pin and the diploma obtained in the Men’s 84-96 kg freestyle wrestling event withdrawn and is ordered to return the same.
4.) The UWW is requested to modify the results of the above-mentioned event accordingly and to consider any further action within its own competence.
5.) The National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan shall ensure full implementation of this decision.
6.) The National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan 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 Men’s 84-96 kg freestyle wrestling event.
7.) This decision enters into force immediately.

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IOC Decisions
19 October 2016
Erdener, Uğur
Lindberg, Gunilla
Oswald, Denis
International Olympic Committee (IOC)
Adverse Analytical Finding / presence
Legal Terms
Removal of accreditation for the Olympic Games
Waiver of "right to be heard"
Wrestling (UWW) - United World Wrestling
Other organisations
International Olympic Committee (IOC)
Beijing, China: National Anti-Doping Laboratory China Anti-Doping Agency
Lausanne, Switzerland: Laboratoire Suisse d’Analyse du Dopage
Analytical aspects
B sample analysis
Splitting of B sample
Doping classes
S1. Anabolic Agents
Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (4-chloro-17β-hydroxy-17α-methylandrosta-1,4-dien-3-one)
Disqualified competition results
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