The executive board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has ratified the FEI's disciplinary action over horse doping taken against four showjumping riders and one dressage rider at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
The cases involve Coster and Christian Ahlmann (Germany), Chupa Chup and Bernardo Alves (Brazil), Rufus and Rodrigo Pessoa (Brazil), Lantinus 3 and Denis Lynch (Ireland), and Mythilus and Courtney King-Dye (USA).
None of the five were medalists. The sixth case, involving Camiro and Tony Andre Hansen (Norway), is under appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, and put the bronze team medal won by Norway in jeopardy. Because of the pending appeal, the IOC's executive board did not take any action on the case.
In the IOC's sanctions:
- Ahlmann was disqualified from the Olympic Games, and suspended for eight months from August 21, 2008.
- Alves was also disqualified and suspended for three and a half months from August 21, 2008.
- King-Dye's result was annulled and she was disqualified for one month from August 22, 2008 The US dressage team was also disqualified from the team dressage competition.
- Pessoa was disqualified and suspended for four and a half months.
- Lynch was disqualified and suspended for three months from August 21, 2008