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UIPM statement on Logan Storie (USA)

MONACO, May 16th 2018 - The UIPM Doping Review Panel has imposed a 15-month suspension on the athlete Logan Storie (United States) following a doping violation.

The athlete tested positive for the prohibited substances Androsterone and Etiocholanone after a urine test carried out during UIPM Pentathlon World Cup Los Angeles on February 24, 2017.

The offence contravened Article 2.1 of the UIPM Anti-Doping Rules, which carries a standard suspension of four years, “unless the athlete can establish that the violation was not intentional”.

In this case, Logan Storie (USA) provided evidence that satisfied the UIPM Doping Review Panel that he did not knowingly ingest the prohibited substances, and his suspension was set at 15 months. All of his results in UIPM competitions since February 24, 2017 have been disqualified and he is free to return to the sport from May 24, 2018.

UIPM is fully committed to the fight against doping and the promotion of clean sport and clean athletes.


UIPM Anti-Doping Activities Overview 2017

The fight against doping is fundamental to the integrity of Modern Pentathlon and all UIPM Sports. Through its National Federations, UIPM operates a zero-tolerance policy on doping and cheating in any form in order to protect clean athletes and promote clean sport. In 2017 the UIPM testing programme continued to evolve, using the latest systems for intelligence and analysis.

 1. Out-of-Competition Testing Program

In accordance with the directives of WADA, the UIPM Anti-Doping Programme is focusing on unannounced out-of-competition testing and this activity involves collecting athlete biological passport (ABP) tests.

In 2017 UIPM’s international registered testing pool consisted of 27 athletes across the entire UIPM world. From 2018 UIPM has introduced a wider testing pool in order to raise the effectivity of its testing programme.

In 2018 the number of in-competition tests will remain relatively constant. Out-of-competition testing will, however, focus on effective testing using intelligence. The testing approach changes from season to season, in view of intelligence and to ensure there is no familiarization with testing routines. Emphasis is also placed on carrying out testing where the national anti-doping program is not able to do so at a high level.

Type of sample

Quantity

Urine + Blood testing

183

Specific analysis

35

Total

218

 

The above numbers do not include the out-of-competition tests conducted by the National Anti-Doping Organizations (NADOs), which also come under their responsibility.

2. In-Competition Testing Program

UIPM, in cooperation with local organizing committees, conducts in-competition testing at all UIPM World Cup events. Additionally, testing is coordinated with many NADOs and private providers who carry out in-competition testing at UIPM World Cup events.


WADA publishes 2018 List of Prohibited Substances

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has published its 2018 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods, an important resource for anyone involved in the UIPM Sports and the wider international sporting movement.

The list, which comes into force on January 1, 2018, is accompanied by the 2018 Summary of Major Modifications and Explanatory Notes, which serves to help athletes, coaches and other support personnel to understand the latest changes.

“WADA is pleased to publish the 2018 Prohibited List,” said WADA President, Sir Craig Reedie. “Updated annually, the List is released three months ahead of taking effect so that all stakeholders - in particular athletes and their entourage - have sufficient time to familiarize themselves with the document and its modifications.

“It is vital that all athletes and entourage take the necessary time to consult the List; and that, they contact their respective anti-doping organizations (ADOs) if they have any doubts as to the status of a substance or method.”

WADA Director General, Olivier Niggli, added: “Annually, the Prohibited List review involves a very extensive stakeholder consultation process over the course of nine months. “In reviewing the List, experts examine such sources as scientific and medical research, trends, and intelligence gathered from law enforcement and pharmaceutical companies in order to stay ahead of those that endeavour to cheat the system.”

The 2018 Prohibited List, the Summary of Modifications, and the 2018 Monitoring Program are available for download on WADA’s website in English and French. Spanish will follow shortly and if you would like to receive these documents in another language, please contact your national ADO or UIPM at anti-doping@pentathlon.org 


UIPM Statement on Maksim Kustov (RUS)

MONACO, June 27th, 2017 – The UIPM Anti-Doping Panel has confirmed that modern pentathlete Maksim Kustov of Russia will serve a four-year suspension from UIPM Sports as a result of a doping offence relating to the athlete’s biological passport.

This follows the provision of evidence to UIPM by the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA), which recently announced a four-year suspension for Maksim Kustov as a result of its findings.

UIPM recognizes and supports this action by RUSADA and Mr Kustov will be ineligible to compete for a period of four years starting on October 4, 2016. The sanction includes the disqualification of results achieved by Mr Kustov during the period June 15, 2015 to October 4, 2016.

UIPM is fully committed to the fight against doping and the promotion of clean sport and clean athletes.


UIPM Statement on Viktoriya Tereshchuk (UKR)

MONACO, March 1st, 2017 - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) wrote to the Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne (UIPM) on February 27, 2017 to communicate a Disciplinary Commission decision regarding the athlete Viktoriya Tereshchuk (UKR), winner of a bronze medal in the Women's Modern Pentathlon at the XXIX Olympiad in Beijing in 2008.

Viktoriya Tereshchuk has been disqualified from the XXIX Olympiad in Beijing in 2008 and instructed to return her bronze medal, diploma and medallist pin.

The Disciplinary Commission found that Viktoriya Tereshchuk had committed an anti-doping rule violation after it was established that she had tested positive for the presence and/or use of a Prohibited Substance in a bodily sample provided on August 22, 2008.

The substance in question was dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (turinabol), an exogenous anabolic steroid.

Viktoriya Tereshchuk has been informed of the decision via the Ukraine National Olympic Committee. She has 21 days in which to appeal to the Court of Arbitration.

The UIPM Doping Review Panel has had full regard to all the matters before it and it has confirmed for the Athlete the period of ineligibility of 2 years. This penalty is to run from 29 July 2016 (the effective date when the Athlete’s provisional suspension started) until and including 28 July 2018.

UIPM is fully committed to the fight against doping and the promotion of clean sport and clean athletes. 


UIPM Anti-doping activities overview 2016

This article is intended to provide an update on UIPM Anti-Doping Activities leading up to 2017 season.

The fight against doping is fundamental to the integrity of sport for UIPM and its member National Federations, through a zero tolerance policy on doping and cheating in any form, in order to protect clean athletes. The UIPM testing program has continued to evolve using the latest systems for intelligence and analysis and we are very confident that anyone who dares to try will be caught.

 1. Out-of-Competition Testing Program

In accordance with the directives of WADA, the UIPM Anti-Doping Program starts focusing on unannounced out-of-competition testing and this activity involves collecting athlete biological passport (ABP) tests.

The International Testing Pool of UIPM currently consisted of 30 athletes across the entire UIPM world. For 2017 the number of tests will remain relatively constant, however the focus is on effective testing using intelligence. The testing approach changes from season to season, in view of intelligence and to ensure there is no familiarization with testing routines. Additionally emphasis is also on carrying out testing where the national anti-doping program is not able to do so at a high level.

Type of sample

Quantity

Urine + Blood testing

167

Athlete biological passport

41

Specific analysis

26

Total

208

 

The above numbers do not include the out-of-competition tests conducted by the National Anti-Doping Organizations (NADOs) which also come under their responsibility.

2. In-Competition Testing Program

At World Cups UIPM conducts in-competition testing at all UIPM World Cup events. Additionally, testing is coordinated with many National Anti-Doping Organizations (NADOs) and private providers who carry out in-competition testing at UIPM World Cup events.


IOC ANTI-DOPING RULES RIO 2016

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is the supreme authority of the Olympic Movement and, in particular, the Olympic Games.

Any Person belonging in any capacity whatsoever to the Olympic Movement is bound by the provisions of the Olympic Charter and shall abide by the decisions of the IOC.

The Olympic Charter reflects the importance that the IOC places on the fight against doping in sport and its support for the World Anti-Doping Code as adopted by the IOC.

The IOC has established and adopted these  () in accordance with the Code, expecting that it will contribute to the fight against doping in the Olympic Movement.

The Rules are complemented by other IOC documents and WADA documents including inter alia the International Standards.

Scope Of These Anti-Doping Rules

These Rules apply in connection with the Olympic Games Rio 2016. They shall, without limitation, apply to all Doping Controls over which the IOC has jurisdiction in connection with the Olympic Games Rio 2016.

These Rules shall, without limitation, apply automatically to the IOC; all Athletes entered in the Olympic Games Rio 2016 or who have otherwise been made subject to the authority of the IOC in connection with the Olympic Games Rio 2016 (see below):

· all Athlete Support Personnel supporting such Athletes
· other Persons participating in, or accredited to, the Olympic Games Rio 2016 including, without any limitation, International Federations and NOCs
· any Person operating (even if only temporarily) under the authority of the IOC in connection with the Olympic Games Rio 2016

Athletes entered in the Olympic Games Rio 2016 or who have otherwise been made subject to the authority of IOC in connection with the Olympic Games Rio 2016 are bound by these Rules as a condition of eligibility to participate in the Olympic Games Rio 2016.

Athletes shall, without limitation, be subject to the authority of the IOC upon being put forward by their NOC as potential participants in the Olympic Games Rio 2016 in advance of the Period of the Olympic Games Rio 2016 and shall in particular be considered to be entered into the Olympic Games Rio 2016 upon being included in the final NOC delegation list or in any case, upon their signature of the Eligibility Conditions Form.

The Athlete Support Personnel supporting such Athletes and other Persons participating in, or accredited to, the Olympic Games Rio 2016 are bound by these Rules as a condition of such participation or accreditation.

Persons operating (even if only temporarily) under the authority of IOC in connection with the Olympic Games Rio 2016 are bound by these Rules as a condition of their participation or involvement in the Olympic Games Rio 2016.

Result management of anti-doping rules violation will be lead under  ().


OLYMPIC MOVEMENT MEDICAL CODE – OMMC

IOC has decided to abrogate the current edition of the Olympic Movement Medical Code (OMMC) (- i.e. in force as from 1 October 2009) and replace it with a new version (- i.e. in force as from 31 March 2016). UIPM agreed compliance to the new Olympic Movement Medical Code which came into force 31 March 2016. The code can be found .

The new version of the OMMC conforms with IOC ethical standards, and applies to the Olympic Games, beginning with the Olympic Games Rio 2016.

The OMMC will help doctors to protect the health of athletes by enabling them to properly and ethically practice medicine.

Please note that this new version of the OMMC can be found also in French on the IOC website : http://www.olympic.org/medical-and-scientific-commission?tab-medical­code

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