As part of IOC’s process of retesting athletes who took part in Beijing Olympic 2008 and London Olympic 2012, the IOC announced 11.Oct. 2016 that Tatyana Lysenko has been disqualified from the Olympic Games London 2012.

on Day 15 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 11, 2012 in London, England.

Tatyana LYSENKO, 33, of the Russian Federation ( RUS), competing in the women’s hammer throw event (qualification and final), has been disqualified from the Olympic Games London 2012, in which she ranked first and was awarded the Olympic gold medal. Re-analysis of Lysenko’s samples from London 2012 resulted in a positive test for the prohibited substance dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (turinabol). This is her second time taken for doping! Using the latest detection techniques, a stored urine sample from the 33-year-old Russian tested positive for the anabolic steroid turinabol.

She also won World Championship gold in Daegu in 2011 and at home in Moscow in 2013, all under the name of Lysenko. She has since married and is now called Beloborodov.

First time ban for doping: She was also taken for doping in 2007, and was ban from 2007-2009.

Third time taken for doping: She has been suspended after failed a dopingtest in April also this year, 2016.

So she is sertenly going to be life ban now!


The IOC Disciplinary Commission, composed for this case of Denis Oswald (Chairman), Juan Antonio Samaranch and Uğur Erdener, decided the following:

The Athlete, Tatyana Lysenko (Now married Beloborodova):

  • is found to have committed an anti-doping rule violation pursuant to the IOC Anti-Doping Rules applicable to the Games of the XXX Olympiad in London in 2012 (presence, and/or use, of a Prohibited Substance or its Metabolites or Markers in an athlete’s bodily specimen),
  • is disqualified from the event in which she participated upon the occasion of the Olympic Games London 2012, namely the women’s hammer throw event, in which she ranked 1st and for which she was awarded the Olympic gold medal.
  • has the medal, the medallist pin and the diploma obtained in the Women hammer throw event withdrawn and is ordered to return these.

The IAAF is requested to modify the results of the above-mentioned event accordingly and to consider any further action within its own competence.

The Russian Olympic Committee shall ensure full implementation of this decision.

The Russian Olympic Committee shall in particular secure the return to the IOC, as soon as possible, of the medal, the medallist pin and the diploma awarded in connection with the women’s hammer throw event to the Athlete.

This decision enters into force immediately.

The full decision is available here.

The additional analyses of samples collected during the Olympic Games Beijing 2008 and London 2012 were performed with improved analytical methods, in order to possibly detect prohibited substances that could not be identified by the analysis performed at the time of these editions of the Olympic Games.

The new medalists in womens Hammer Throw at London Olympic 2012 will then be:

SILVER: Betty HEIDLER (GER) 77.12 m
BRONZE:  Wenxiu ZHANG (CHN) 76.34 m


Sources: IOC, IAAF and Anti-Doping World