IOC disqualifies three Romanian weightlifters from 2012 London Olympics

2 weightlifters lose London Olympic medals because of doping

Two Romanian weightlifters had been stripped of their 2012 Olympic medals on Wednesday after positive doping assessments, extending the document of doping circumstances at any Summer or Winter Games to 77. The International Olympic Committee stated silver medalist Roxana Cocos and bronze medalist Razvan Martin examined positive for a number of steroids in a reanalysis of their samples.

A 3rd Romanian, Gabriel Sincraian, additionally examined positive for steroids. He now faces a life ban from the International Weightlifting Federation for a 3rd doping sanction.

All 4 members of Romania’s weightlifting workforce on the 2012 London Olympics have now been disqualified by the IOC for doping.

The newest sanctions carry the full of London doping circumstances to 77, 5 greater than on the 2008 Beijing Olympics, in accordance with IOC statistics.

Of these 77 circumstances, 68 had been revealed in a reanalysis program that relied on an improved test for anabolic steroids, which detected infractions by an athlete for an extended interval after use. The IOC had till August 2020, eight years after the London Olympics closed, to search out positive samples, and longer to complete processing disciplinary circumstances.

Martin, who received a bronze medal within the males’s 69-kilogram class, examined positive for Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone, Metenolone and Stanozolol, the IOC stated.

The 28-year-old athlete faces an extended ban by the IWF as a result of he beforehand served a two-year doping ban.

With Martin’s disqualification, North Korean lifter Kim Myong-hyok might be upgraded from fourth to get the bronze medal.

Cocos completed second within the ladies’s 69-kilogram class. Anna Nurmukhambetova of Kazakhstan and Ubaldina Valoyes of Colombia are subsequent in line to be upgraded within the medals.