ARD has aired another documentary on clenbuterol  ©Getty Images

Polish canoeist Adam Seroczyński has told German television channel ARD that he is considering legal action against the International Olympic Committee (IOC) after his failed drugs test at the Beijing 2008 Games.

He made the claim in a documentary aired today which has been put together by Hajo Seppelt, who uncovered the allegations of state-sponsored doping in Russia.

Last week, another ARD documentary claimed minimal traces of the banned substance clenbuterol were found in samples provided by Jamaican sprinters at Beijing 2008.

In a statement released in response, the IOC said the levels of the drug were not sufficient enough for action to be taken in each case.

The "very low" levels of clenbuterol present in the athletes' samples were "in the range of contaminated meat cases", they said.

Poland's Adam Seroczyński, right, told ARD he is considering legal action  ©Getty Images
Poland's Adam Seroczyński, right, told ARD he is considering legal action ©Getty Images

Seroczyński also tested positive for clenbuterol in the Chinese capital but was banned for two years by the International Canoe Federation.

According to ARD, meat contamination was rejected as an explanation by the IOC Disciplinary Commission which was then headed by current IOC President Thomas Bach.

"I think the behaviour by the IOC is a complete scandal," Seroczyński said in today's documentary.

"And they didn't deal with my case in a way that was important for me. 

"So my lawyer and I will definitely now try to fight for my rights. 

"I want to prove that I'm completely clean. 

"And if we win, if the court ruling proves that I'm right, we will definitely look at the options for getting compensation, for getting some kind of financial redress for me."

In a tweet, Seppelt claimed that the Polish Canoe Federation had approached the IOC and the World Anti-Doping Agency in June 2016 to ask for the canoeist's sample to be retested, but did not get a response.

The Pole came fourth in the final of the men's K2 1,000m in Beijing, alongside Mariusz Kujawski, before their result was expunged.

Seroczyński won an Olympic bronze medal in the K4 1,000 metres event at the Sydney 2000 Games.

He won the European title in the same discipline in 1999 and boasts three World Championship medals. 

When approached for comment by insidethegames, an IOC statement said: "The IOC has been acting based on the knowledge regarding food contamination prevalent at the time and the IOC decision was confirmed by the Court of Arbitration for Sport in 2009. 

"In the anti-doping community, the situation regarding low level clenbuterol cases was reconsidered after 2010 and notably the study of the Cologne laboratory showing positive results obtained from travellers coming from China."