Updated: 15/08/2012 08:23 | By pa.press.net

Ostapchuk stripped of gold medal



Nadzeya Ostapchuk has been stripped of her Olympic shot put title after failing a doping test

Nadzeya Ostapchuk has been stripped of her Olympic shot put title after failing a doping test

Olympic shot put gold medal winner Nadzeya Ostapchuk has been stripped of her title after failing a doping test, the International Olympic Committee has confirmed.

The Belarus athlete tested positive for anabolic agent metenolone during in-competition testing on August 5 and 6 and has been disqualified from the final results.

The gold medal is instead awarded to Valerie Adams of New Zealand, with Russia's Evgeniia Kolodko now taking silver and Lijiao Gong of China elevated to bronze.

An IOC statement read: "The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced that it has disqualified, withdrawn the medal from, and excluded Belarus's Nadzeya Ostapchuk (athletics, women's shot put) from the Games of the XXX Olympiad in London.

"The athlete was first requested to provide a urine sample for a doping control on 5 August. She competed the next day in the women's shot put event, where she placed first, and was asked to provide a sample straight after her competition.

"Both samples indicated the presence of metenolone, which is classified as anabolic agent under the 2012 Prohibited List."

Ostapchuk, 31, was competing in her third Olympic Games in London, having finished fourth in Athens in 2004 and claimed bronze in Beijing four years ago.

Ostapchuk threw 21.36m with her third attempt to win last week's shot put competition comfortably from Adams (20.70m).

59Comments
13/08/2012 12:32
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So another drug cheat is caught and the 4th in the event will get a medal

But this lady will miss out in the glory of having the presentation in the stadium

ITS AN ABSOLUTE DISGRACE THAT THIS WOMAN CAN COME BACK AND COMPETE IN RIO IN 4 YEARS

IS THERE ANYONE IN AUTHORITY OUT THERE WHO WILL IMPLEMENT LIFE TIME BANS?

IT WAS A GREAT GAMES BUT STORIES LIKE THIS LEAVE A SOUR TASTE

13/08/2012 16:36
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As a kiwi it grates me that Valerie Adams didn't get to receive her medal and hear the New Zealand national anthem in the amazing atmosphere that you Brits created. The she-man denied her that, I'm sure she will be back for Rio.  By the way thanks for an amazing Olympics
13/08/2012 13:32
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cheats never prosper.Well Done NewZealand.
13/08/2012 13:28
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i cant believe it , after all her sperm sample was clear!!
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Why has it taken a week for the findings to come to light. Surely it can be detected in tests on the day and certainly within 48 hrs?
13/08/2012 17:08
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I would like to see all athletes found to have been taking banned substances prevented from competing for life and no way back ever, having watched many young men and women strive valiently to win gold and seen thier extreme disapointment and anguish when that target evades them only then to see thier victorious opponents have been using unfair means (cheating)  it totally galls me.
13/08/2012 14:00
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Forget about anabolic agents ...... what about 'her' hormones?????? 'She' would not look out of place in a 'World's Strongest Man' contest! A hangover from the bad old days of crude Eastern Bloc cheating. 'Sporting' cheats are now much more subtle and difficult to find out as the drug pushers have discovered new tricks. Unfortunately top end sport will always be exploited by cheats and liers, no matter what the consequences will be to the cheating participants' health.
13/08/2012 16:20
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No way should this person be able to compete in future Olympics. Dope cheat should = lifetime ban. Time for the I.O.C. to adopt this - just as the Brits did but were made to rescind!
13/08/2012 13:48
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lets not hope all belarus woman look like him
13/08/2012 13:05
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You'd think by now athletes at tht level would know tht there's a high percentage of a chance they will b drug tested at some point, especially with all the new equipment! Anyway being the person tht i am i could not live with myself if i won by cheating!!!!!!! Glad she got disqualified and she should not b allowed 2 compete in any other competition!!!!! CHEAT SHAME ON U!
13/08/2012 18:02
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Well, well, well  ..... who would have thought it ?  

Answer ..... Just about everyone who watched him competing !

 

We should also remember the GB cheat Dwain Chambers.

He was caught, banned for life...then  the IOC reinstated him so he was free to run for GB in the 2012 olympics. I was appalled that most Brits in the crowd cheered him.

And don't forget Christine Ohuruogu. She 'missed'  3  drug tests. Now, why would an experienced athlete do that if she didn't have something to hide? Banned, but, yet again, she has been allowed to compete and was cheered by the crowd.

Sorry to say most of the people in the crowd were there for the occasion and not true sports fans, but to say they weren't aware of the GB cheats is  unbelievable.

So, this all shows we shouldn't hold our breath waiting for the IOC to 'Life Ban' cheats...because unfortunately  it won't be happening .

 

 

13/08/2012 16:22
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i still say taking drugs.......     life bann

what about those who were reinstated and won  if you had lost to themhow would you feell

13/08/2012 17:19
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I think it is time they got the drugs test results BEFORE the medal ceremony as it not only takes away 3 medals but also the recognition of the true winner to have their moment in time and make history.  It also hurts the country of the drug cheat and embarrasses a whole nation who stood for their national anthem.  I don't know about anyone else and I have no basis for this but I found some of the 'accidents' that these professional olympians had very early on in their races rather dubious.  They know that if they medal they will be tested but I wonder if these athletes that had 'accidents' were also tested?
13/08/2012 18:10
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lets just forget about this fool and just remember the people who have dedicated their lives and sacrificed one hell of a lot to get to the olympics. congrats to the kiwi and all who took part.
13/08/2012 19:05
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she looks more like a bloke than awomen
13/08/2012 19:39
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i genuinely thought she was a dude when i turned the tv on and watched the shot putting !
13/08/2012 18:56
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its a shame if there was a drugs test for the pop stars at the closing of the games i think most of them would of failed

13/08/2012 13:23
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Well this comes as no surprise really - when watching "her" live I was more intrigued by the fact that "she" looked like a bloke than how far "she" threw the shot!!

The distance "she" threw was testament to my beliefs!!!

I wonder which toilet "she" walked in to to give the sample? Was there any hesitation? I guess not being able to read English (assumption) only the pictures on the doors helped identify which door to open!!!

13/08/2012 17:19
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This is the one who I thought looked like Wayne Rooney's older brother!
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Ostapchuk stripped of gold medalOlympic shot put gold medal winner Nadzeya Ostapchuk has been stripped of her title after failing a doping test, the International Olympic Committee has confirmed.pa.press.net2012-08-15T08:23:482012-08-15T08:23:48Nadzeya Ostapchuk has been stripped of her Olympic shot put title after failing a doping testOlympic shot put gold medal winner Nadzeya Ostapchuk has been stripped of her title after failing a doping test, the International Olympic Committee has confirmed.The Belarus athlete tested positive for anabolic agent metenolone during in-competition testing on August 5 and 6 and has been disqualified from the final results.The gold medal is instead awarded to Valerie Adams of New Zealand, with Russia's Evgeniia Kolodko now taking silver and Lijiao Gong of China elevated to bronze.An IOC statement read: "The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced that it has disqualified, withdrawn the medal from, and excluded Belarus's Nadzeya Ostapchuk (athletics, women's shot put) from the Games of the XXX Olympiad in London."The athlete was first requested to provide a urine sample for a doping control on 5 August. 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