International Olympic Committee
IOC / Michalis Sourlis
FIRST DOPING CASE OF ATHENS 2004 OLYMPIC GAMES
ATHENS, 10 August 2004 The International
Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced that boxer David Munyasia from Kenya
has been excluded from the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad in Athens in 2004 after
testing positive for cathine, a prohibited stimulant.
Commission unanimously concluded that Mr Munyasia had committed a doping
offense pursuant to Article 5.1 of the IOC Anti-Doping Rules in that there was
the presence of a concentration of cathine in Mr Munyasias urine
estimated at higher than 20mgr/mL. Cathine is prohibited when its concentration
is greater than 5 micrograms per milliliter.
The International Boxing
Association (AIBA) is requested to consider any further action within its own
competence. The decision shall enter into force immediately.
So far, 224 tests (112
urine, 112 blood) have been performed out of the 3000 tests that the IOC is
expected to conduct throughout the period of the Games. This represents an
increase of 25% compared to the number of tests performed in
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