Kazakhstan freestyle wrestler Taymuraz Tigiyev said he was not going to surrender to the international Olympic Committee (IOC) their silver medal won in the 2008 Games in Beijing.
On Wednesday , it was announced on deprivation tigieva this award for the results of the inspection latest methods of doping tests eight years ago. Its Beijing sample gave a positive result on the drug turinabol.
“When I learned about this news, I have none of the hairs did not flinch. I have nothing to challenge. I don’t think that I broke something forbidden. I make excuses even for that. This medal is mine! I gave her a lot of strength, health, and will not allow her to pick me up. In preparation for the Beijing Olympics, and in the time I’ve passed the doping tests, and nothing ever found,” said Tigiev the newspaper “Word”.
According to the athlete, he did not violate doping rules, established eight years ago, and the situation he called the next political order.
“Now, after more than eight years, they just fulfill the political order… for some reason, over the last three or four months, claims are made only to athletes Pro-Russian countries no Europeans, no Americans. They have athletes with symptoms of “hyperactivity” are, and our never deprived of awards. Even the deceased do not stop“, – said the athlete.
Tigiyev also said that the medals you first need to get “pumped all sorts of forbidden drugs American athletes.”
The results of rechecking doping tests in 2008 and 2012 years this week in hindsight was 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.
Meanwhile, the Russian prize-winners without medals after rechecking the doping tests, while also not returned to the IOC no awards.
“The process of returning the medals we have absolutely not been established, – have complained in an interview with TASS the head of the legal Department of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) Alexander Brilliantova. And we have no information about the fact that at least one Olympic award has returned. In our country, not the level of consciousness”.
We will add that 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.