Demonising Justin Gatlin
13th September 2015
USADA announced today that Chris Creveling, of Salt Lake City, Utah, an athlete in the sport of speed skating, has tested positive for a prohibited substance and accepted a four-year sanction for his violation. Creveling, 30, tested positive for clomiphene as a result of an out-of-competition urine sample he provided on October 18, 2016. Clomiphene is a Specified Substance in the class of Hormone and Metabolic Modulators and is prohibited at all times under the USADA Protocol for Olympic and Paralympic Movement Testing, the United States Olympic Committee National Anti-Doping Policies, and the International Skating Union Anti-Doping Policy, all of which have adopted the World Anti-Doping Code and the World Anti-Doping Agency Prohibited List.
Creveling’s four-year period of ineligibility began on November 18, 2016, the date he accepted a provisional suspension. In addition, Creveling has been disqualified from all competitive results obtained on and subsequent to October 18, 2016, the date his positive sample was collected, including forfeiture of any medals, points and prizes.
• This media release was originally issued by the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) on 15 May 2017. To access the original, please click here.
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