Mr. Alexandr Ivanov is a Russian Athlete competing in the Men’s 94 kg weightlifting 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 July 2016 the International Olympic Committee reported an anti-doping rule violation against the Athlete after his 2012 A and B samples tested positive for the prohibited substances dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (turinabol) and tamoxifen. After notification the Athlete failed to respond.
The Commission concludes that the Athlete has committed an anti-doping rule violation consistent with the intentional use of two prohibited substances specifically ingested to deliberately improve performance. The fact that the metabolite of a “classical” doping substance, was found, including the finding of a second prohibited substance, i.e. tamoxifen, also supports this conclusion.
Therefore the IOC Disciplinary Commission decides on 10 November 2016 that the Athlete, Alexandr Ivanov:
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 Prohibited Substances or its Metabolites or Markers in an athlete’s bodily specimen),
2.) is disqualified from the event in which he participated upon the occasion of the Olympic Games London 2012, namely the Men’s 94 kg weightlifting event, in which he ranked 2nd and for which he was awarded a silver medal.
3.) has the medal, the medallist pin and the diploma obtained in the Men’s 94 kg weightlifting event withdrawn and is ordered to return the same.
4.) The IWF 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 Men’s 94 kg weightlifting event to the Athlete.
7.) This decision enters into force immediately.