IOC Disqualified Turkish Athlete For Failing Doping Test At London Olympics 2012


On Tuesday, International Olympic Committee (IOC) disqualified the Turkish athlete Gulcan Mingir from London Olympic Games which was held in 2012.

At the 2012 London Olympics, Mingir competed in the women’s 3000 steeplechase event, had ranked 27th. The re analysis of her sample from London Olympics 2012 resulted in a positive test for taking the prohibited substance dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (turabinol).

The IOC Disciplinary Commission, composed for this case of Messrs Denis Oswald (Chair), Juan Antonio Samaranch and Ingmar De Vos, has requested World Athletics to modify the results of the above-mentioned event accordingly and to consider any further action within its own competence.

The National Olympic Committee of Turkey shall ensure full implementation of this decision. The reanalysis programme for the samples from the Olympic Games London 2012 will continue until the end of the statute of limitations period is reached in August 2020.


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