IOC 2016 IOC vs Maksim Dyldin

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CAS 2016_O_4702 IAAF vs ARAF & Maksim Dyldin
January 6, 2017

Mr Maksim Dyldin is a Russian Athlete competing in the Men’s 400m athletics 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 December 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 substance dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (turinabol).

Previously the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) had decided on 6 January to impose a 4 year period of ineligibility on the Athlete for evading, refusing and failing to submit to sample collection in May 2015.

After notification the Athlete submitted that he denied the use of any prohibited substance and that he was already sanctioned by the IAAF from 2015 for evading sample collection. He contended that the IAAF and WADA would have manipulated his samples and would have added prohibited substances in his samples
The Athlete did not file further submissions in his defence nor did he attend the hearing of the IOC Disciplinary Commission.

The Disciplinary Commission finds that there is not the slightest basis for the Athlete’s allegation. A scenario of deliberate spiking is already per se unlikely. It becomes completely implausible in a situation in which the substance found is a metabolite and one which, on top of everything, was not even identified and detectable at the time.

The Commission concludes that the Athlete has committed an anti-doping rule violation consistent with the intentional use of a prohibited substance 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 April 2017 that the Athlete, Maksim Dyldin:

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 events in which he participated upon the occasion of the Olympic Games London 2012, namely, the Men’s 400m event and the Men’s 4x400m relay event, and
3.) has the diploma obtained in the Men’s 4x400m relay event withdrawn and is ordered to return same.
4.) The Russian Federation Team is disqualified from the Men’s 4x400m relay event. The corresponding 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 diplomas awarded to the members of the Russian Federation Team who participated in the Men’s 4x400m relay event.
8.) This decision enters into force immediately.

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IOC Decisions
19 April 2017
Erdener, Uğur
Lindberg, Gunilla
Oswald, Denis
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International Olympic Committee (IOC)
Russian Federation
Adverse Analytical Finding / presence
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Removal of accreditation for the Olympic Games
Second violation
Waiver of "right to be heard"
Athletics (WA) - World Athletics
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International Olympic Committee (IOC)
Lausanne, Switzerland: Laboratoire Suisse d’Analyse du Dopage
London, United Kingdom: Drug Control Centre
Analytical aspects
B sample analysis
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S1. Anabolic Agents
Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (4-chloro-17β-hydroxy-17α-methylandrosta-1,4-dien-3-one)
Disqualified competition results
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Date of last modification
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