Paralympic Games
06 - 17 September

First Anti-Doping Rule Violation of Pakistani Powerlifter

Beijing, China - The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) today announced the first anti-doping rule violation, which occurred at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. 09 Sep 2008 By IPC

Pakistani powerlifter Naveed Ahmed Butt returned an adverse analytical finding of the anabolic agent, methandienone metabolites, which is on the 2008 list of prohibited substances. The urine sample was taken during the out-of-competition period, on 4 September 2008.

In accordance with the IPC Anti-Doping Code, and after a hearing of the IPC Anti-Doping Committee, the IPC ratified the decision to disqualify Mr. Butt from the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. A sanction of two years ineligibility was imposed.

This ruling is in accordance with article 12.1 and 12.2 of the IPC Anti-Doping Code. The athlete can appeal the decision taken within seven days after the notification.

As a signatory of the World Anti-Doping Code (WADC), the IPC remains committed to a doping free sporting environment at all levels. The IPC, together with the International Federations and the National Paralympic Committees, established the IPC Anti-Doping Code (January 2004) to prevent in the spirit of fair play, doping in sport for athletes with a disability and in conformity with the general principles of the World Anti-Doping Code.