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IOC sanctions weightlifter Igor Razoronov for failing anti-doping test

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced that weightlifter Igor Razoronov from Ukraine has committed an Anti-Doping Rules violation at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad in Beijing.

Igor Razoronov, 38, tested positive for nandrolone on 18 August 2008.
The Disciplinary Commission, composed of Thomas Bach (Chairman), Denis Oswald and John Coates, today decided:

The athlete Igor Razoronov, Ukraine, Weightlifting
– is disqualified from the mens’ 105kg weightlifting event, where he had placed sixth;
– is excluded from the Games of the XXIX Olympiad in Beijing in 2008;
– shall have his diploma in the above-noted event withdrawn;
– shall have his Olympic identity and accreditation card immediately withdrawn and cancelled.
– The International Weightlifting Federation is requested to modify the results of the above-mentioned event accordingly and to consider any further action within its own competence.
– The NOC of Ukraine is ordered to return to the IOC, as soon as possible, the diploma awarded to the Athlete in relation to the above-noted event.
– The NOC of Ukraine and BOCOG shall ensure full implementation of this decision.
– The NOC of Ukraine is requested to inform the IOC and the International Weightlifting Federation of the results of the investigation of the special commission set up by the NOC of Ukraine.
– This decision shall enter into force immediately.

Under the IOC Anti-Doping Rules applicable to the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, testing takes place under the IOC’s auspices from 27 July to 24 August 2008. Within that period, the IOC systematically performs tests pre and post events. After each event, the IOC systematically carries out tests on the top five athletes plus two at random.

So far, over 4,600 tests have been performed out of the more than 5,000 tests that the IOC anticipates to conduct throughout the period of the Games. /source: IOC/