Over 400 Wrestlers Participate in Anti-Doping Workshop in Iran

By United World Wrestling Press

More than 400 wrestlers from all provinces of Iran participated in an anti-doping workshop held on Jan. 18, 2018, at the Azadi Sports Complex in Tehran, Iran. It marked the first time the workshop has been held in Iran.

The following topics were covered during the four-hour workshop:

•    Sanctions of WADA
•    Dangers of supplements and the values of clean sport
•    Using the TUE form and how to fill out the form
•    Dangers of doping and side effects of prohibited substances on human bodies

Instructors for the workshop included Dr. Reza Saeidi Nishabouri (MD) and Dr. Tooraj Malek Mohammadi (MD) from the anti-doping committee and federation of sports medicine.


IOC Strips Modzmanashvili of 2012 Olympic Silver for Anti-Doping Violation

By United World Wrestling Press

CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland (January 17) – The International Olympic Committee today announced that Davit MODZMANASHVILI, then an athlete of the Georgian Republic, has failed a reanalysis of his anti-doping test at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

Modzmanashvili, who since 2017 has been a competitor for the National Olympic Committee of Uzbekistan, tested positive for the prohibited substance dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (oral turinabol).

Modzmanashvili earned a silver medal in freestyle wrestling at 120kg and his removal will re-shuffle the order of medalists at the 2012 London Games. Bilyal MAKHOV (RUS) will become the new silver medalist and Daulet SHABANAY (KAZ) the newest bronze medalist.

Gold: Artur TAYMAZOV (UZB)
Silver: Bilyal MAKHOV (RUS)
Bronze: Komeil GHASEMI (IRI)
Bronze: Daulet SHABANAY (KAZ)

United World Wrestling’s anti-doping disciplinary panel will now meet to determine the sanctions faced by the athlete.