Artur Taymazov's appeal to CAS to overturn IOC stripping of 2008 Olympic gold medal is dismissed

By CAS and Inside The Games | Dec. 06, 2017, 6:44 p.m. (ET)
Artur Taymazov of Uzbekistan, pictured, was stripped of his gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Games by the IOC in April. His appeal to CAS was dismissed this week.

THE APPEALS FILED BY ARTUR TAIMAZOV AND TATYANA CHERNOVA ARE DISMISSED BY THE COURT OF ARBITRATION FOR SPORT (CAS)
press release from Court of Arbitration for Sport


Lausanne, 4 December 2017 – The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has dismissed the appeal filed by Uzbekistani wrestler Artur Taimazov against the decision issued by the Disciplinary Commission of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) dated 31 March 2017.

Accordingly, the IOC Disciplinary Commission decision in which Artur Taimazov was found to have committed an anti-doping rule violation (turinabol and stanozolol) at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games is confirmed and Artur Taimazov is disqualified from the Men’s 96-120 kg freestyle wrestling event in which he won the gold medal.

The appeal filed by Russian heptathlete Tatyana Chernova against the decision issued by the Disciplinary Commission of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) dated 19 April 2017 has also been dismissed.

The IOC Disciplinary Commission decision in which Tatyana Chernova was found to have committed an anti-doping rule violation (turinabol) at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games is confirmed and Tatyana Chernova is disqualified from the Women’s heptathlon event event in which she won the bronze medal.

Uzbekistani and Russian lose CAS appeals against decision to strip them of Beijing 2008 medals
by Duncan Mackay, Inside the Games


Uzbekistani wrestler Artur Taymazov and Russian hepathlete Tatyana Chernova have both lost their appeals at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against decisions to strip them of Olympic medals from Beijing 2008, it was announced here today.

Taymazov had been disqualified and stripped of the gold medal he had won in the men’s 120 kilogram freestyle in the Chinese capital after re-test detected the presence of anabolic steroids turinabol and stanozolol.

There were also traces of turinabol in the sample of Chernova when it was re-tested.

Taymazov is Uzbekistan's most decorated Olympian and before this decision had won gold medals in three consecutive Games.

He had also the 120kg freestyle event at Athens 2004 and London 2012, as well as a silver medal at Sydney 2000.

Russia's Bakhtiyar Akhmedov will now be officially confirmed as the Olympic gold medallist from Beijing 2008 with Slovakia's David Musu─żbes upgraded to the silver.

Last year In 2016, Taymazov was elected to the 7th State Duma of the Russian Federation representing United Russia, the party closely linked with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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