News 18th February 2017

Water polo player sanctioned after testing positive for six substances

The Anti-Doping Authority of the Netherlands has sanctioned water polo player Olaf Bakker with a three year, three month sanction after he tested positive for six substances at an in-competition test. ‘On December 10, 2016, the water polo player Olaf Bakker (NED) was tested positive to the prohibited substances 19-norandrosterone, 19-noretiocholanolone, nandrolone, boldenone (Class S.1.1.B Endogenous Anabolic Androgenic Steroids), stanozolol (Class S.1.1.A Exogenous Anabolic Androgenic Steroids) and tamoxifen (Class S.4 Hormone and Metabolic Modulators) following an in-competition doping control test conducted on the occasion of the water polo competitions’, read a statement from the Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA), confirming the sanction.

‘The Anti-Doping Authority of Netherlands imposed in accordance with art 10.6.3 of the WAD Code a sanction of three (3) years’ and three (3) months ineligibility on the athlete starting on January 19, 2017, the day of his provisional suspension’, continued the statement. ‘All competitive results obtained by the athlete since December 10, 2016 were disqualified with all resulting consequences including forfeiture of any title, award, medals, points, prizes, etc’.

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