Demonising Justin Gatlin
13th September 2015
USADA announced today that, Dylan Fischbach, of Vermillion, South Dakota, an athlete in the sport of Paralympic basketball, has accepted a two year suspension for an anti-doping rule violation based on his failure to submit to sample collection.
On August 22, 2015, Fischbach, 20, failed to provide a sample as requested by a doping control officer during an out-of-competition test. Under the USADA Protocol for Olympic and Paralympic Movement Testing and the rules of the International Paralympic Basketball Federation (IWBF), both
of which adopt the World Anti-Doping Code, an athlete’s failure without compelling justification to provide a sample when notified that he has been selected for doping control constitutes a rule violation.
Fischbach accepted a 24-month period of ineligibility, which began on October 27, 2015, the day he accepted a provisional sanction. As a result of the sanction, Fischbach is also disqualified from all competitive results obtained on and subsequent to August 22, 2015, the date upon which he failed to submit to sample collection, including forfeiture of any medals, points, and prizes.
• This media release was published on the US Anti-Doping Agency’s internet site on 18 December 2015. To access the original, please click here.
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