27th June 2019

Kabboord & Óskarsson in breach of drug policy

Elly Kabboord and Hinrik Ingi Óskarsson have been banned from competition as a result of their breaches of the CrossFit Drug Testing Policy. The sample Kabboord provided on May 4, 2019, at the Reykjavík CrossFit Championship tested positive for clenbuterol. Clenbuterol is classified as an anabolic agent. These substances are prohibited in CrossFit competition.

Kabboord submitted an appeal, citing meat contamination. This appeal was denied after consulting with the Icelandic Anti-Doping Organization and Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority.

CrossFit has a policy of strict liability with respect to doping. We believe this is necessary to create a level playing field for athletes who compete for the title of Fittest on Earth.

Kabboord is suspended for four years as of May 4, 2019. She will not be eligible to compete in any competitions operated by CrossFit, Inc. ‪until May 4, 2023‬. CrossFit, Inc. reserves the right to reopen the appeal pending the results of tests of Kabboord’s other supplements.

The sample Óskarsson provided on May 4, 2019, at the Reykjavík CrossFit Championship tested positive for ostarine and RAD-140. Ostarine and RAD-140 are classified as anabolic agents. These substances are prohibited in CrossFit competition.

Óskarsson previously served a two-year ban following a refused drug test at a CrossFit competition. His appeal was reviewed and denied. Óskarsson is suspended for four years as of May 4, 2019. He will not be eligible to compete in any competitions operated by CrossFit, Inc. ‪until May 4, 2023‬.

• This media release was published by the CrossFit Games on 27 June 2019. Click here for the original.

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