IOC: three Ukrainian athletes disqualified for doping

18:46, 18 November 2016

International Olympic committee sanctioned 16 athletes for failing anti-doping tests at Beijing 2008.

Three Ukrainians were among them, two of them – medalists: the weightlifting bronze champion Nataliya Davydova and bronze champion in pole jumping Denys Yurchenko, who ranked 3rd in the men’s pole vault event.

Reanalysis of their samples from Beijing 2008 resulted in a positive test for the prohibited substance turinabol.

Four Russians, five Kazakstanis, two Azerbaijanis, a Greek and a Belarusian also made the list.