IOC 2017 IOC vs Yulia Gushchina (London Olympiad)

Related case:
CAS 2019_O_6153 IAAF vs RusAF & Yulia Gushchina
October 18, 2019

Ms. Yulia Gushchina is a Russian Athlete competing in the Women’s Athletics events 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 April 2017 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 dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (turinabol).
Also the IAAF reported that the Athlete’s sample provided at the 2011 IAAF Deagu World Championschips tested positive for turinabol.
After notification the Athlete failed to respond.

The IOC Disciplinary Commission finds that the Athlete has been duly notified and with the positive test results 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 metabolites of said doping substance, which is a “classical” doping substance was found, supports this consideration.

The Commission notes that the Athlete participated at the 2012 Olympic Games as as a member of the Russian Federation Team and that the Women’s 4x400m relay events already was disqualified as a consequence of the sanction imposed on the other Team member Ms Antonina Krivoshapka on 27 January 2017 for committing an anti-doping rule violation.

Therefore the IOC Disciplinary Commission decides on 16 October 2017 that the Athlete Yulia Gushchina:

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 she participated upon the occasion of the Olympic Games London 2012, in particular the Women’s 400m event and the Women’s 4x400m relay event;
3.) The IAAF is requested to modify the results of the Women 400m accordingly and to consider any further action within its own competence.
4.) The Russian Olympic Committee shall ensure full implementation of this decision.

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IOC Decisions
16 October 2017
Erdener, Uğur
Lindberg, Gunilla
Oswald, Denis
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Russian Federation
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Multiple violations
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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
Splitting of B sample
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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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4 December 2017
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