Donnerstag, 21. September 2017


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First Anti-Doping Rule Violation of Pakistani Powerlifter

Beijing, China, (lifePR) - The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) today announced the first anti-doping rule violation, which occurred at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Pakistani powerlifter Naveed Ahmed Butt returned an adverse analytical finding of the anabolic agent, methandienone metabolites, which is on the 2008 list of prohibited substances. The urine sample was taken during the out-of-competition period, on 4 September 2008.

In accordance with the IPC Anti-Doping Code, and after a hearing of the IPC Anti-Doping Committee, the IPC ratified the decision to disqualify Mr. Butt from the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. A sanction of two years ineligibility was imposed.

This ruling is in accordance with article 12.1 and 12.2 of the IPC Anti-Doping Code. The athlete can appeal the decision taken within seven days after the notification.

As a signatory of the World Anti-Doping Code (WADC), the IPC remains committed to a doping free sporting environment at all levels. The IPC, together with the International Federations and the National Paralympic Committees, established the IPC Anti-Doping Code (January 2004) to prevent in the spirit of fair play, doping in sport for athletes with a disability and in conformity with the general principles of the World Anti-Doping Code.

International Paralympic Committee

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is the global governing body of the Paralympic Movement. The IPC organizes the Summer and Winter Paralympic Games, and serves as the International Federation for nine sports, for which it supervises and co-ordinates the World Championships and other competitions. The IPC is committed to enabling Paralympic athletes to achieve sporting excellence and to developing sport opportunities for all persons with a disability from the beginner to elite level. In addition, the IPC aims to promote the Paralympic values, which include courage, determination, inspiration and equality.

Founded on 22 September 1989, the IPC is an international non-profit organization formed and run by 162 National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) from five regions and four disability specific international sports federations (IOSDs). The IPC Headquarters and its management team are located in Bonn, Germany.

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