NEWS

ATHLETES SANCTIONED FOR DOPING VIOLATIONS AT 2019 EUROPEAN GAMES, EYOF

11 November 2019

The European Olympic Committees (EOC) follows World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)-approved Medical and Anti-Doping Guidelines for all of its sports events. The purpose of the Guidelines is to protect clean athletes competing in Europe’s premier sports events as part of the Olympic Movement.

During the 2nd edition of the European Games Minsk 2019, 1170 athletes (more than 25% of those competing) were tested as part of anti-doping activities during Games time. For the 2019 European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) in Baku, a further 177 young athletes were tested.

The tests returned three adverse analytical findings (AAFs), the details of which are published below, in compliance with article 14.3 of the WADA Code.

 

Event:              Minsk 2019 European Games

Athlete:           Mr Kiryl HRYSHCHANKA

Country:           Belarus

Competition:    Wrestling

AAF:                 Dehydrochloromethyl-testosterone

 

Event:              Minsk 2019 European Games

Athlete:           Mr Damir PLANTIC

Country:           Croatia

Competition:    Boxing

AAF:                 Carboxy-THC

 

Event:              Baku 2019 European Youth Olympic Festival

Athlete:           Mr Rustam DOLAEV

Country:           Russia

Competition:    Wrestling

AAF:                 Meldonium

 

As a result of these adverse analytical findings, the athletes have been stripped of their results during the respective competitions, and the information has been forwarded to the relevant International Federations.

Results for the affected competitions are now as follows, with medal exchanges to be carried out in the coming months:

 

Minsk 2019 European Games

Greco Roman Wrestling Men 130kg:

GOLD               Iakobi KAJAIA (GEO)

SILVER              Sergey SEMENOV (RUS)

BRONZE            Sabah SHARIATI (AZE)
BRONZE            Mykola KUCHMII (UKR)

  1. Oskar MARVIK (NOR)
  2. Osman YILDIRIM (TUR)
  3. Alin ALEXUC (ROU)
  4. Tuomas LAHTI (FIN)

 

Baku 2019 European Youth Olympic Festival

Freestyle Wrestling Men 51kg:

GOLD               Kanan HEYBATOV (AZE)

SILVER              Constantin CHIRILOV (MDA)

BRONZE            Ivan TERZI (UKR)

BRONZE            Otar MAMULASHVILI (GEO)

  1. Nektarios Christos KOUZOUPIS (GRE)
  2. Doru-Mario DINCA (ROU)
  3. Erav SIMSEK (TUR)
  4. Jakob SAUERWEIN (AUT)

The competition involving Damir Plantic did not affect the final standings.