World Athletics 2021 WA vs Benik Abramyan

Mr. Benik Abramyan is a Georgian Athlete participating at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Previously the Athlete was sanctioned for 2 years until August 2013 after he tested positive for the prohibited substances Metandienone and Mesterolone.

In August 2021 the International Testing Agency on behalf of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) reported an anti-doping rule violation against the Athlete after his sample tested positive for the prohibited substances Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone, Metandienone and Tamoxifen.

After notification in August 2021 a provisional suspension was ordered and in September 2021 the Athlete admitted the violations. One year later on 17 June 2022 the Court of Arbitration for Sport Anti-Doping Division (CAS ADD) ruled that the Athlete had committed an anti-doping rule violation.

The case was also referred to the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) and after notification in August 2021 the Athlete gave a prompt admission, waived his right for a hearing, accepted a provisional suspension and the sanction proposed by the AIU.

Following the CAS ADD Decision on 17 June 2022 the AIU deemed that the Athlete had committed a second anti-doping rule violation. Because the Athlete signed and submitted the Admission of Anti-Doping Rule Violation and Acceptance of Consequences Form he received a 1 year reduction from the AIU.

Therefore the AIU decides on 8 September 2022 to impose a 7 year period of ineligibility on the Athlete, starting on the date of the provisional suspension, i.e. 3 August 2021.

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8 September 2022
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World Athletics (WA)
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Acceptance of sanction
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Prompt / Timely Admission
Second violation
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Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU)
International Olympic Committee (IOC)
International Testing Agency (ITA)
Tokyo, Japan: Anti-Doping Laboratory
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S1. Anabolic Agents
S4. Hormone And Metabolic Modulators
Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (4-chloro-17β-hydroxy-17α-methylandrosta-1,4-dien-3-one)
Metandienone (17β-hydroxy-17α-methylandrosta-1,4-dien-3-one)
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13 September 2022
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29 September 2022
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