IOC 2017 IOC vs Anastasia Dotsenko - Operative Part

Two reports commissioned by WADA, published by Prof Richard McLaren on 18.07.2016 and 09.12.2016, showed detailed evidences of organised manipulation of some Russian samples collected during the Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014. The reports describe how urine bottles were opened and urine was switched with clean modified urine coming from a “biobank”, and how urine density had to be adjusted to match that recorded on the doping control form (if different at the time of collection) by adding salt to the sample.

As a result of the McLaren Reports the IOC Oswald Commission started investigations in order to establish the possible liability of individual athletes and to issue any sanctions so that decisions could be taken as far in advance of the 2018 Winter Games as possible. In the context of this Commission the IOC decided that all the samples of all Russian athletes who participated in Sochi were re-analysed. The re-analysis establish whether there was doping or whether the samples themselves were manipulated.

Anastasia Dotsenko is a Russian Athlete competing in the Women's Cross Country Skiing Events at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. The IOC Disciplinary Commission has reported an anti-doping rule violation against the Athlete and considered the facts and arguments submitted by the Parties.

Therefore, pending the issue of a motivated decision, the IOC Disciplinary Commission decides on 1 December 2017 that the Athlete Anastasia Dotsenko:

1.) is found to have committed anti-doping rule violations pursuant to Article 2 of The International Olympic Committee Anti-Doping Rules applicable to the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, in 2014;
2.) is disqualified from the events in which she participated upon the occasion of the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, in 2014, namely:
- (i) the Women's Sprint 1.5km Cross Country Skiing Event, in which she ranked 22th;
- (ii) the Women's Team Sprint Cross Country Skiing Event, in which she ranked 6th and for which she was awarded a diploma;
3.) has the diploma obtained in the Women's Team Sprint Cross Country Skiing Event withdrawn and is ordered to return the same to the International Olympic Committee.
4.) The Russian Team is disqualified from the Women's Cross Country Skiing Team Sprint Event. The corresponding diplomas are withdrawn and shall be returned to the International Olympic Committee.
5.) The International Ski Federation is requested to modify the results of the abovementioned events accordingly and to consider any further action within its own competence.
6.) Anastasia Dotsenko is declared ineligible to be accredited in any capacity for all editions of the Games of the Olympiad and the Olympic Winter Games subsequent to the Sochi Olympic Winter Games.
7. The Russian Olympic Committee shall ensure full implementation of this decision.

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1 December 2017
Estanquet, Tony
Oswald, Denis
Samaranch Salisachs, Juan Antonio
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