Olympic champion in the high jump Anna Chicherova appealed to the court of arbitration for Sport in Lausanne (CAS) against the decision of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on the termination of her bronze medal at the 2008 Games after rechecking the doping tests.
“Anna filed a lawsuit against the IOC decision to CAS, other details later”, – TASS was told by the husband of the athlete Gennady Chernovol.
On 6 October, the IOC decided to withdraw Chicherova bronze medal of the Olympics 2008 on the grounds that in the course of rechecking the latest methods her doping samples for eight years ago it was discovered turinabol.
The all-Russian athletics Federation (vfla) in the person of its President, Dmitry shlyahtin supported the decision of Anna Chicherova
“I think she is doing right and I fully support her decision, said shlyahtin TASS. – Wfla she did not conduct consultations on this issue. Anna walks his own path – the path of protection of honor and dignity. Her own lawyers that I have loyal, well trained in all matters.”
After the 2008 Beijing Chicherova won gold at the Olympics in London and won at the world Championships in South Korea Daegu in 2011.
Recall that just this week the results of two waves of rechecking doping tests in 2008 and 2012 years were retroactively exposed 17 athletes, 15 of whom are from countries of the former USSR. Most of them got on turinabol, traces of which have learned to identify in the samples after 2012.
In the last three months the IOC has deprived the national team of Russia seven medals of the 2008 Games and three awards of the 2012 Games. The third and fourth waves of revalidation is expected later.
Note that in April of this year, CAS upheld the appeal of the Russian athletes Tatyana Andrianova for her disqualification for violating anti-doping rules committed 10 years ago. In the lawsuit, the Russians stated that the deadline for the testing of the samples was limited to eight years, after which it was impossible to perform any manipulation. The Tribunal agreed with this statement and the Russian justified.
Around the same time, the international Association of athletics federations (IAAF) attempted to disqualify after 11 years, the Olympic champion in hammer throw Tatyana Lysenko.
From 1 January 2015 World anti-doping Agency (WADA) has increased the shelf life of doping samples with 8 to 10 years.