Press releases 8th July 2021

Football player receives sanction

Sport Integrity Australia today acknowledges the decision of Football Australia to impose a three-year ban on athlete Evan Tsakos for the presence, use, possession (2 separate violations), and attempted use of prohibited substances. Mr Tsakos returned an Adverse Analytical Finding (AAF) from an in-competition doping control test on 19 January 2020 for the Presence of prohibited substances, namely Ibutamoren (MK677) and Ostarine (Enobosarm).

It was also determined that:

• Mr Tsakos Used prohibited substances, namely Ibutamoren (MK677), Ostarine (Enobosarm), Stanozolol and/or GW1516, in the period in or about 1 January 2020 to 19 January 2020;
• Mr Tsakos was in Possession of prohibited substances namely, Ibutamoren (MK677), Ostarine (Enobosarm), Stanozolol and/or GW1516 in the period in or about 12 December 2019 to 12 March 2020;
• Mr Tsakos Attempted to use a prohibited substance namely, Ibutamoren (MK677) and/or LGD-4033, in the period in or about 27 November 2019 to 4 March 2020.
• Mr Tsakos was in Possession of a prohibited substance namely Ibutamoren (MK677) and/or LGD-4033, in the period in or about 27 November 2019 to 4 March 2020.

All of the above substances are prohibited in and out-of-competition. Mr Tsakos is ineligible to participate in any sports that have adopted a World Anti-Doping Code compliant anti-doping policy until 13 March 2023.

• This media release was published by Sport Integrity Australia (SIA) on 8 July 2021. Click here for the original.

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