The international Olympic Committee (IOC) has disqualified Russian athletes Dmitry Starodubtsev and Kirill Ikonnikov and annulled the results of the Olympic games 2012 in London after rechecking taken there doping tests. About it informs the press service of the IOC.

In London Ikonnikov took fifth place in the hammer throw, and Starodubtsev became the fourth in the pole vault. Now Ikonnikov is already serving a lifetime suspension for a positive doping test.

Major verification methods the latest Olympic doping tests carried out at the initiative of the IOC, in the analysis of these athletes was found a prohibited substance turinabol.

The results of the two waves rechecking the IOC was revealed banned substances in 60 athletes that competed at the 2008 Olympics, and 38 participants of the 2012 Games. For the re-analysis were selected 1243 samples. The third and fourth waves of the rechecking will follow later.

In addition, the latest release of the IOC referred to the cancellation of the results of Kazakhstani weightlifters Zulfiya Chinshanlo, Maya Maneza and Svetlana Podobedova, who won the gold medal of the 2012 Games, as well as Dina Casanoves (fourth place), Marina Shkermankova (bronze) and Eugene Zhernosek from Belarus.

On the eve of the IOC has deprived Russia the bronze medal of Beijing 2008, which is in the race at 3000 meters steeplechase was won by Ekaterina Volkova.

This award became the seventh selected the athletes of the Russian Federation in the last three months according to the results of rechecking Olympic trial eight years ago. Also cancelled the results of the three Russian winners of the 2012 Olympics. The IOC ordered the OCD to ensure the return of the medals from these athletes.

The IOC revoked the Olympic results of two athletes of the Russian Federation 27.10.2016

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