WADA Statement regarding Re-testing of 2008 Beijing Olympic Samples

The World-Anti-Doping Agency acknowledges the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s announcement of 17 May concerning their retesting of 454 doping samples from the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008.

The World Anti-Doping Code (Code) makes it possible to open a disciplinary proceeding within ten years from the date an anti-doping rule violation occurred (ADRV). This reflects WADA’s, and the anti-doping community’s, belief that retesting as science advances is a powerful means for advancing clean sport.  WADA also believes that retrospective testing serves as a strong deterrent to those who may consider cheating.

These particular re-tests followed work with WADA and the International Federations.  They were focused on athletes who could potentially start at the Olympic Games Rio 2016. As a result, up to 31 athletes from six sports could be banned from competing at the Olympic Games in Rio.

On 17 May, the IOC’s Executive Board agreed to initiate proceedings immediately with the 12 NOCs concerned. They further stated that all athletes infringing anti-doping rules will be banned from competing at the Olympic Games Rio 2016.

In keeping with WADA’s policy, the Agency does not comment on individual cases during the results management process.

Source – www.wada-ama.org


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