London 2012 medalist stripped of medal after re-test

Russian weightlifter won silver at the London 2012 Olympics

BY Raf Diallo 17:21 Tuesday 18 October 2016, 17:21 18 Oct 2016

Silver medalist Apti Aukhadov of Russia shows off his medal during a ceremony after the men's 85-kg, group A, weightlifting competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Russian weightlifter Apti Aukhadov on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016 has been stripped of his silver medal from the 2012 London Olympics after testing positive for steroids in a reanalysis of his doping samples. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, file)

A Russian weightlifter who won silver at the London 2012 Olympics is being stripped of his medal after testing positive for a banned drug.

Apti Aukhadov's been punished by the International Olympic Committee after a sample re-test.

He tested positive for the banned substances Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (turinabol) and Drostanolone.

It is part of an ongoing IOC investigation.

He finished second in the men's 85 kilogram category at the Games four years ago.

The IOC confirmed: The IOC Disciplinary Commission, composed for this case of Denis Oswald (Chairman), Juan Antonio Samaranch and Uğur Erdener, decided the following:

"The Athlete, Apti Aukhadov 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 a Prohibited Substance or its Metabolites or Markers in an athlete’s bodily specimen).

"[He] is disqualified from the event in which he participated upon the occasion of the Olympic Games London 2012, namely the Men’s 85 kg weightlifting event, in which he ranked second and for which he was awarded the silver medal.

"[He] has the medal, the medallist pin and the diploma obtained in the Men’s 85 kg weightlifting event withdrawn and is ordered to return these.

"The IWF is requested to modify the results of the above-mentioned event accordingly and to consider any further action within its own competence.

"The Russian Olympic Committee shall ensure full implementation of this decision.

"The Russian Olympic Committee shall in particular secure the return to the IOC, as soon as possible, of the medal, the medallist pin and the diploma awarded in connection with the Men’s 85 kg weightlifting event to the Athlete.

"This decision enters into force immediately."

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