INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE PRESS RELEASE Tuesday 12 February 2013 www.olympic.org
IOC disqualifies Russian weightlifter from Athens 2004 following further analysis of stored samples
Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced
that it has disqualified Russian weightlifter Oleg Perepetchenov from
the Athens 2004 Olympic Games after further analysis of his stored
sample resulted in an adverse analytical finding.
finished third in the men’s 77kg weightlifting event. The EB has
ordered the Russian Olympic Committee to return to the IOC, as soon as
possible, the bronze medal and diploma awarded to the athlete.
considering the recommendations of the IOC Disciplinary Commission,
composed for this case of Thomas Bach (Chairman), Ser Miang Ng and
Gunilla Lindberg, the IOC Executive Board decided:
The athlete, Oleg Perepetchenov, Russia, weightlifting:
is found to have committed an anti-doping rule violation pursuant to
article 2.1 of the IOC Anti-Doping Rules applicable to the Games of the
XXVIII Olympiad in Athens in 2004 (presence of a prohibited substance or
its metabolites or markers in an athlete’s bodily specimen),
is disqualified from the men’s 77 kg weightlifting event where he had
placed third at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, and
(iii) shall have his bronze medal and diploma in the above-mentioned event withdrawn.
The International Weightlifting Federation (“IWF”) 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 Russia is ordered to return to the IOC, as soon as possible,
the medal and diploma awarded to the athlete in relation to the
IV. The NOC of Russia shall ensure full implementation of this decision.
IOC stores samples for eight years after each edition of the Games so
they can be re-tested should more sophisticated detection methods become
available or new substances be added to the list of banned substances.
IOC, in close collaboration with the World Anti-Doping Agency, decided
to further analyse a number of samples from the Athens Games as a result
of targeted testing based on intelligence and new methods.