Nadezhda Evstyukhina among 14 Russians caught on drug tests after 2008 Olympics
Penza, 25 May 2016. PenzaNews. Nadezhda Evstyukhina, member of the Russian weightlifting team for Moscow and the Penza region, member of the 14-men national team for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, tested positive for the IOC repeated drug tests, according to the federal media.
Earlier, they reported that the International Olympic Committee decided to repeat the tests of 454 samples taken in Beijing – mostly the athletes that may be taking part in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.
Shortly before, the IOC President Thomas Bach issued a number of warnings that the whole Russian national team may be banned from participating in the Olympics if any further athletes get tested positively.
In a comment on the media reports, the Russian Olympic Committee confirmed that it received official documents from the IOC stating that the A samples of 14 Russian athletes from a total of three sports disciplines tested positively for drugs.
“Due to this, the Russian Olympic Committee will provide the IOC information about the athletes who will be present during the B sample unpacking and analysis as soon as possible. The representatives of the Russian Olympic Committee will also be monitoring the procedure. As per the anti-drug rules of the IOC and the World Anti-Doping Code, the names of the athletes will not be divulged until the B samples are analyzed and official proceedings are initiated,” says the message distributed by the Russian Olympic Committee.