The IAAF yesterday announced that a retest of doping samples from the 2005 World Championships in Athletics has returned an additional six adverse findings.
Prior to these latest results, Ukrainian hammer throw competitor Vlasislav Piskunov and Neelam Jaswant Singh, who represented India in the discus, had already been disqualified for doping violations at the 2005 championships staged in Helsinki, Finland.
In its release yesterday, the IAAF stated that there was utilisation of updated analytical techniques to re-examine the samples at a WADA-accredited laboratory in Lausanne, Switzerland.
"The IAAF, as part of its strategic anti-doping policy, instigated last year the re-analysis of samples originally taken during Helsinki 2005 using the most up-to-date analytical techniques. These samples had been transferred to the WADA-accredited laboratory in Lausanne, Switzerland, following the World Championships for long-term storage in accordance with the IAAF retesting policy," the release continued.
IAAF President Lamine Diack reaffirmed the organisation's determination to stifle the gains of cheaters in the sport, and warned against the continuance of doping in the sport.
"The IAAF's message to cheaters is increasingly clear that, with constant advancements being made in doping detection, there is no place to hide," said Diack.
The six adverse findings involving Andrei Mikhnevich, Ivan Tsikhan, Vadim Devyatovskiy and Nazdeya Ostapchuk, all of Belarus; and Russians Tatyana Kotova and Olga Kuzenkova
Jamaica 1st Innings 207
Windward Islands 1st Innings 130
Jamaica 2nd Innings 97
Windward Islands 2nd Innings (target: 175)
(overnight none for one)
|D. Smith c & b Miller||0|
|J. Charles lbw b Miller||6|
|T. Theophille lbw b Miller||20|
|D. Hector c. Jackson b Miller||3|
|D. Sammy lbw b Miller||5|
|D. Polius b Miller||6|
|+L. James c Bernard Jr. b Brown||16|
|S. Shillingford c Gayle b Miller||11|
|G. Mathurin c Jackson b Brown||7|
|K. Peters not out||2|
|D. Johnson lbw b O Brown||0|
|Extras (b5, lb2 )||7|
Total (all out, 36 overs) 83
Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-19, 3-29, 4-37, 5-45, 6-50, 7-74, 8-76, 9-82, 10-83.
Bowling: Miller 7-6-30-7, Richardson 2-0-10-0, Lambert 8-3-19-0, Brown 8-0-17-3.
Result: Jamaica won by 91 runs.
Points: Jamaica 12, Windwards 0.
Umpires: D. Ramdhanie, V. Smith
'The IAAF's message to cheaters is increasingly clear that, with constant advancements being made in doping detection, there is no place to hide.'