Demonising Justin Gatlin
13th September 2015
• The US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has sanctioned Chris Carter with a nine-month ban, after analysis of supplements he was using confirmed contamination with ostarine. ‘Ostarine is not currently available as a prescription medication in any country, and its unauthorized use may carry serious side effects’, read a statement. ‘Nonetheless, ostarine has been found as a declared and undeclared ingredient in many dietary supplements sold in the United States, which has prompted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to issue warning letters to specific dietary supplement manufacturers stating that ostarine is an unapproved new drug and that selling the drug is in violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act’.
• The Mexican baseball League (LMB) carried out 161 doping tests, two of which resulted in an adverse analytical finding, it said in a statement. Jason Pridie, of the Pericos Puebla club, tested positive for oxycodone and was suspended for 50 games. Carlos Valencia of the Bravos de León club was suspended for 100 games after returning an adverse analytical finding (AAF) for amphetamines, as it was a second offence.
• Danis Zaripov is to appeal a two-year doping ban at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), the ice-hockey player told Russian State news agency, Tass. AK Bars has terminated its contract with Zaripov last week, after the player was sanctioned with a two-year ban after returning an adverse analytical finding (AAF) for a stimulant, diuretics and a masking agent. Zaripov was one of three players sanctioned by Russia’s Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) on 25 July.
• Volleyball player Spas Bayrev appears on a list of athletes sanctioned by their sport (as at July) published the Bulgarian anti-doping centre. The list states that the Levski Sofia player tested positive for tetrahydrocannabinol on 22 February, and has been sanctioned with a one-year ban expiring on 21 February 2018.
• The US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has provisionally suspended Marcos Rogerio de Lima for a potential breach of the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s (UFC) Anti-Doping Policy. De Lima was due to compete in UFC Fight Night in Rotterdam on 2 September. The UFC is seeking a replacement.
• South Korean prosecutors have indicted mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Bang Tae-hyun for alleged involvement in match-fixing, reports Yonhap news agency. It is alleged that Tae-hyun accepted a 100 million won (€74,500) bribe to lose an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Fight Night 79 contest against Leo Kuntz in 2015. Bang reportedly decided not to throw the match after UFC officials warned him following a shift in betting patterns on gambling websites.
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