IOC disqualifies Ukrainian athlete over doping issues

Ukrainian javelin thrower Oleksandr Piatnytsia has been obliged by the IOC to return his medal.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has obliged Ukrainian athlete Piatnytsia to return his silver medal won at London 2012 Olympics, Censor.NET informs citing the IOC website.

Re-analysis of stored samples from the Olympic Games Beijing 2008 and London 2012, conducted by the IOC, revealed doping substances in samples belonging to four athletes, who have been subsequently disqualified from the games.

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One of them is Ukrainian athlete Oleksandr Pyantytsia. Piatnytsia has been disqualified from the Olympic Games London 2012 and ordered to return the silver medal from the javelin throw event. Reanalysis of Piatnytsia's samples from London 2012 resulted in a positive test for the prohibited substance dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (turinabol).

In addition to the Ukrainian javelin thrower, the IOC has also disqualified three athletes hailing from Belarus, Armenia, and Turkey.Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n401141