YOG 2010: Two wrestlers test positive at Youth Olympics, confirm IOC
TWO teenage wrestlers have become the first to fail drugs tests at the Youth Olympic Games.
TAINTED SILVER: Elman Mukhtarov (red) of Azerbaijan competes against Nurbek Hakkulov (blue) of Uzbekistan in the final of the 50kg wrestling competition at the Youth Olympics. The latter has failed a drugs test, the IOC have confirmed (Getty Images)
Uzbekistan's Nurbek Hakkulov, who won a silver medal in the 50kg class, and Ecuador's Johnny Pilay, who was fifth in the 63kg division, have both been disqualified.
The International Olympic Committee confirmed they had requested the sport's governing body to also investigate their coaches and team doctors.
At last year's IOC Congress in Copenhagen, it was recommended a new commission was created to address the responsibility of the athletes' entourages in the case of doping allegations. IOC member Sergey Bubka will chair the new body, which is due to meet for the first time in December.
The IOC conducted 1,231 tests, including 134 blood tests, during the first-ever Youth Olympics in Singapore. All samples were tested at the WADA-accredited laboratory in Delhi, which was also used for the recently concluded Commonwealth Games.
As part of their zero-tolerance policy against doping, the IOC now stores samples collected during the Olympic Games and the Youth Olympic Games for eight years to conduct further analysis should new fully validated tests to detect new prohibited substances become available.