Ladies and Gentlemen of the Media,
On behalf of the President of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), I wish to announce that we have encountered the first anti-doping rule violation in the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, China.
This involves an athlete, Mr Shokir Muminov of Uzbekistan, the silver medalist of Men's 81kg of the Judo competition. His urine specimen collected on 14 November 2010 after the competition was found to contain Methylhexaneamine, a prohibited substance in the WADA Prohibited List 2010. This substance is a stimulant in category (S6) of the list.
After due process according to the rules and procedures of the OCA, it has been determined that the above finding constitutes an anti-doping rules violation and as such the following sanctions have been taken:
1. The athlete has been disqualified from the competition as well as these Games and his performance in the competition has been nullified, his medal withdrawn and appropriate adjustment made to the results.
2. These findings will now be forwarded to the athlete's national authorities, the International Federation of the sport concerned (International Judo Federation) and the World Anti-Doping Agency for further action on their part.
Dr Manikavasagam Jegathesan
Chairman of the Medical Committee of the OCA