23 Nov 2020
Mr Razvan Martin is a Romanian Athlete competing in the Men’s 69 kg Weightlifting 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 2019 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 substances Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone, Metenolone and Stanozolol. After notification the Athlete failed to submit any explanation at any stage to the IOC Disciplinary Commission.
The IOC Disciplinary Commission finds that the presence of the prohibited substances in the Athlete’s samples had been established and accordingly that he committed an anti-doping rule violation.
The Commission holds that the substances found in the Athlete's samples correspond to substances which have very commonly been used for the purposes of doping. The use of these substances are clearly consistent with and indicative of the intentional use of Prohibited Substances specifically ingested to deliberately improve performance.
Therefore the IOC Disciplinary Commission decides on 23 November 2020 that the Athlete Razvan Martin:
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 its Metabolites or Markers in an athlete’s bodily specimen);
2.) is disqualified from the event in which he participated upon the occasion of the Olympic Games London 2012, namely the Men’s 69 kg Weightlifting event, in which he ranked 3rd and for which he was awarded the bronze medal;
3.) has the bronze medal, diploma and pin obtained in the Men’s 69 kg Weightlifting event withdrawn and is ordered to return the same.
4.)The IWF is requested to modify the results of the above-mentioned event accordingly and to consider any further action within its own competence.
5.) The Romanian Olympic Committee shall ensure full implementation of this decision.
6.) The Romanian Olympic Committee shall notably secure the return to the IOC, as soon as possible, of the bronze medal, diploma and pin awarded in connection with the Men’s 69 kg Weightlifting event to the Athlete.
7.) The decision enters into force immediately.