Georgia’s Benik Abramyan has been for seven years by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) after testing positive for for the Presence/Use of Prohibited Substances (Metandienone, DHCMT, Tamoxifen) (Article 2.1 and Article 2.2) which is a violation of the World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules.
The 36-year-old, who was part of Georgia’s squad for the athletics discipline of shot-put, was tested in an out-of-competition control in Tokyo, with the results of the checks published by the International Testing Agency (ITA).
The ITA said the competitor’s samples had returned adverse findings for Dehydrochloromethyl-Testosterone and Metandienone, as well as Tamoxifen, the former being anabolic androgenic steroids and the latter hormone and metabolic modulators.
The Athletics Federation of Georgia (AFG) called the test results “shocking and unacceptable for any sportsperson” and said Abramyan had passed the final substance testing before departing for Tokyo on July 1, with no traces of prohibited drugs identified.
The AIU has banned Georgian athlete Benik Abramyan for 7 years from 3 August 2021 for the Presence/Use of Prohibited Substances (Metandienone, DHCMT, Tamoxifen) (Article 2.1 and Article 2.2).
— Athletics Integrity Unit (@aiu_athletics) September 9, 2022