IOC Sanctions Wrestlers for Anti-Doping Violations at Beijing 2008 and London 2012

By United World Wrestling Press

CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY (November 18) – The International Olympic Committee yesterday announced that Freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestlers from the 2008 Olympic Games have failed anti-doping tests.

Vitaly RAHIMOV (AZE), Asset MAMBETOV and Khasan BAROEV (RUS) were found to have failed their A and B samples during the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

These wrestlers were in addition to earlier sanctioned athletes from the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games that failed anti-doping test - Soslan TIGIEV (UZB), Taimuraz TIGIYEV (KAZ) and Besik KUDUKHOV (RUS).

Kudukhov saw his A sample examined, but the IOC chose to file his case without examining his B sample after being informed by the Russian Olympic Committee that Kudukhov had died in 2013.

In addition to the re-shuffling of Olympics medal table, United World Wrestling will conduct proceedings to suspend the following wrestlers in accordance with its established rules.

Below is a list of the new medal standings according to IOC sanctions for each weight category affected by the anti-doping tests.

GRECO-ROMAN - 60kg

Gold: Islam-Beka ALBIEV (RUS) 

Silver: Nurbakyt TENGYSBAEV (KAZ)

Bronze: Ruslan TIUMENBAEV (KGZ)

Bronze: Jiang SHENG (CHN)

Removed: Vitaliy RAHIMOV (AZE)


GRECO-ROMAN - 96kg

Gold: Aslanbek KHUSHTOV (RUS)

Silver: Mirko ENGLICH (GER)

Bronze: SVEC Marek (CZE)

Bronze: Adam WHEELER (USA)

Removed: Asset MAMBETOV (KAZ)

 

GRECO-ROMAN – 120kg

Gold: Mijain NUNEZ LOPEZ (CUB)

Silver: Mindaugas MIZGAITIS (LTU)

Bronze: Yuri PATRIKEEV (ARM)

Bronze: Yannick SZCZEPANIAK (FRA)

Removed: Khasan BAROEV (RUS)

 

FREESTYLE – 74kg

Gold: Buvaysa SAYTIEV (RUS)

Silver: GAIDAROV Murad (BLR)

Bronze: Kiril TERZIEV (BUL)

Bronze: STEPHAN Gheorghita (ROU)

Removed: Soslan TIGIEV (UZB)

 

FREESTYLE – 96kg

Gold: Shirvani MURADOV (RUS)

Silver: GOGSHELIDZE Giorgi (GEO)

Bronze: BATISTA MARTINEZ Michel (CUB)

Bronze: Khetag GAZYUMOV (AZE)

Removed: Taymuraz TIGIEV (KAZ)