5th July 2018

Anti-doping measures taken against six Italians

Italy’s national anti-doping agency (NADO Italia) has provided updates on anti-doping proceedings involving six athletes, comprising a cyclist, two para athletes and three bodybuilders. Mountain biker Matteo Raimondi was provisionally suspended after returning an adverse analytical finding (AAF) for a metabolite of clostebol at the Italian Enduro Championships on 10 June, NADO Italia confirmed.

Massimo D’Attolico and Giuseppe Checchi, who are affiliated to the Italian Paralympic Sport Federation for the Blind and Visually Impaired (FISPIC), were provisionally suspended after testing positive at the Final Four Italian five-a-side football Championships (category B1) on 10 June. NADO Italia confirmed that D’Attolico had returned an AAF for Acetazolamide – Dorzolamide, and Checchi had returned an AAF for Indapamide. Bodybuilders Livio Manganelli and Pierluigi Tola were sanctioned with four year bans, whilst Sabrina Perazzo was provisionally suspended after testing positive for Amiloride and Hydrochlorothiazide at the Italian Physical Culture Male and Female Championships on 27 May.

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