As part of this process, the IOC today announced that one athlete has been disqualified from the Olympic Games Beijing 2008. The details follow.
The IOC Disciplinary Commission, composed for this case of Mr Denis Oswald (Chairman), Mrs Gunilla Lindberg and Dr Ugur Erdener, decided the following:
- The Athlete, Viktoriya TERESHCHUK:
- is found to have committed an anti-doping rule violation pursuant to the IOC Anti-Doping Rules applicable to the Games of the XXIX Olympiad in Beijing in 2008 (presence and/or use, of a Prohibited Substance or its Metabolites or Markers in an athlete’s bodily specimen),
- is disqualified from the events in which she participated upon the occasion of the Olympic Games Beijing 2008, namely, the women’s individual modern pentathlon event in which she ranked 3rd and for which she was awarded a bronze medal, and
- has the bronze medal, the diploma and the medallist pin obtained in the women’s individual modern pentathlon event withdrawn and is ordered to return same.
- The UIPM is requested to modify the results of the above-mentioned event accordingly and to consider any further action within its own competence.
- The National Olympic Committee of Ukraine shall ensure full implementation of this decision.
- The National Olympic Committee of Ukraine shall notably secure the return to the IOC, as soon as possible, of the bronze medal, the diploma and the medallist pin awarded in connection with the women’s individual modern pentathlon even to the Athlete.
- This decision enters into force immediately.