LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – A Nadzeya Ostapchuk metenolone scandal has ended with Valerie Adams getting the Gold Medal in the shot put. Nadzeya Ostapchuk won the Gold Medal at the Olympics 2012 London in the shot put over a week ago. But now, late testing on samples for Ostapchuk came back positive twice for metenolone.
The urine samples for the metenolone resulted in the Belarussian athlete today being stripped of her Olympic medal after the games. Olympics 2012 officials have told news that they would be testing athletes before and after the games, and will keep those results for roughly ten years and retest when necessary.
On Monday, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that Nadzeya would lose her Olympic gold medal for the banned anabolic steroid. Adams issued the following statement to news moments ago. “I am speechless with this news. It is taking me some time to take this in. It is also encouraging for those athletes like myself, who are proud to compete cleanly, that the system works and doping cheats are caught.”
“Ostapchuk…is disqualified from the women’s shot put event, where she had placed first (and) is excluded from the Games of the XXX Olympiad in London in 2012,” said the IOC in a statement today.
“The athlete was first requested to provide a urine sample for a doping control on August 5. She competed the next day in the women’s shot put event, where she placed first, and was asked to provide a sample straight after her competition. Both samples indicated the presence of metenolone, which is classified as anabolic agent under the 2012 prohibited list.”