IOC Sanctions Wrestlers for Anti-Doping Violations at Beijing 2008 and London 2012
Friday, November 18, 2016 - 09:30 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)