17th June 2019

AAA Panel Imposes Four-Year Sanction on Paralympic Track & Field Athlete Stirley Jones for Doping Violation

USADA announced today that a three-member panel of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) has rendered a decision in the case of Paralympic track & field athlete Stirley Jones, of San Clemente, Calif., and has determined that Jones should receive a four-year sanction after testing positive for a prohibited substance. Jones, 34, tested positive for a metabolite of stanozolol, 3’‐hydroxystanozolol, as the result of an out-of‐competition urine sample he provided on October 2, 2018. Stanozolol is a non-Specified Substance in the class of Anabolic Agents and 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 Paralympic Committee Anti-Doping Code, all of which have adopted the World Anti-Doping Code and the World Anti-Doping Agency Prohibited List.

The Panel concluded that Jones did not establish by a balance of probability to the satisfaction of the majority of the Panel that the ingestion of the stanozolol was unintentional. Jones’ four-year period of ineligibility began on October 17, 2018, the date he received a provisional suspension. This decision, as well as other arbitral decisions, can be found here.

• This media release was published by the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) on 17 June 2019. Click here for the original.

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