IBU Press release
Salzburg 01 December 2017
On Friday, 1 December 2017, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has published new decisions from the Oswald Commission hearings, which are being conducted in the context of the Sochi 2014 forensic and analytic doping investigations. As a result, Russian biathlon athlete Olga Zaitseva has been sanctioned.
Olga Zaitseva is found to have committed anti-doping rule violations pursuant to Article 2 of The International Olympic Committee Anti-Doping Rules applicable to the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, in 2014, and is disqualified from the events in which she participated. In addition, the athlete is declared ineligible to be accredited in any capacity for all editions of the Games of the Olympiad and the Olympic Winter Games subsequent to the Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014.
Olga Zaitseva retired meanwhile and will therefore not be competing in the upcoming season or in any qualification events. She was also provisionally suspended by the IBU to attend any IBU event in any capacity.
The decisions of the Oswald Commission are subject to appeal before CAS.
Upon receipt of the reasoned decisions (not available by the IOC Disciplinary Commission yet), the IBU Anti-Doping Panel will consider appropriate consequences under the IBU Anti-Doping Rules.