IOC 2018 IOC vs Jevgenij Shuklin

Mr Jevgenij Shuklin is a Lithuanian Athlete competing in the Men’s Canoe event at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

In 2018, the International Olympic Committee (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 2018 the International Testing Agency (ITA), on behalf of the IOC, reported an anti-doping rule violation against the Athlete after his 2012 A and B samples tested positive for the prohibited substance Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (Turinabol). After notification the Athlete was heard for the IOC Disciplinary Commission.

The Athlete denied the intentional use of the substance and could not explain how the substance entered his system. Further he questioned the circumstances his sample was held and stored since the 2012 Olympic Games.

The Disciplinary Commission holds that the test results establish the presence of Turinabol in the Athlete’s samples and accordingly that he committed an anti-doping rule violation. In the matter of the issues raised by the Athlete regarding the analytical process, the Commission finds that they do not put the validity of the test results in question.

The Commission deems that the Turinabol has been very commonly used as doping substance and found in many positive cases in the reanalysis of samples collected on the occasion of the 2012 and 2008 Olympic Games. The Commission finds that the use of this substance is therefore consistent with the intentional use of Prohibited Substances specifically ingested to deliberately improve performance.

Therefore the IOC Disciplinary Commission decides on 7 June 2019 that the Athlete, Jevgenij Shuklin:

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 their Metabolites or Markers in the Athlete’s bodily specimen), and
2.) is disqualified from the events in which he participated upon the occasion of the 2012 Olympic Games, namely, the Men’s Canoe Sprint C-1 200m event.
3.) has the medal, diploma, and pin obtained in the Men’s Canoe Sprint C-1 200m event withdrawn and is ordered to return them.
4.) The ICF 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 Lithuania shall ensure full implementation of this decision.
6.) The decision enters into force immediately.

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IOC Decisions
7 June 2019
Lindberg, Gunilla
Oswald, Denis
Samaranch Salisachs, Juan Antonio
International Olympic Committee (IOC)
Adverse Analytical Finding / presence
Canoe (ICF) - International Canoe Federation
Other organisations
International Olympic Committee (IOC)
International Testing Agency (ITA)
Lausanne, Switzerland: Laboratoire Suisse d’Analyse du Dopage
London, United Kingdom: Drug Control Centre
Analytical aspects
B sample analysis
Reliability of the testing method / testing result
Doping classes
S1. Anabolic Agents
Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (4-chloro-17β-hydroxy-17α-methylandrosta-1,4-dien-3-one)
Disqualified competition results
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