The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has been informed by the Athletic Association of the People’s Republic of China (CAA) that the male athlete, Qi ZHANG, has been found guilty of the following doping violation under IAAF Rules:
Presence of a prohibited substance (Anabolic Agent) in his doping control sample (IAAF Rule 32.2a)
This doping violation relates to an out-of-competition doping control collected on 04.04.08 in Shanxi Province, China.
In conformity with the IAAF Rules, CAA has imposed the following sanction for a first violation:
• 4 years ineligibility (04.05.08 – 03.05.12)
• Disqualification of all results from 04.04.08
This information has been added to the 2008 List of Anti-Doping Rule Violations which can be found on the IAAF website in the anti-doping statistics section.
Note: Under the IAAF Rules, athletes sanctioned for a doping violation have the right to appeal this decision to the relevant appeals body.
“The IAAF is committed to protecting the sport of athletics from the threat of doping. Each year the IAAF spends more than 3 million dollars on this ongoing battle and coordinates more than 3,000 doping controls. All IAAF out-of-competition tests are conducted on a strictly no-advance-notice basis.