News 22nd April 2020

Rugby league player receives sanction

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) acknowledges the decision of the NSW Rugby League (NSWRL) to impose a four-year ban on athlete Andrew Diomei for the presence of a prohibited substance and the metabolites of prohibited substances and the use of prohibited substances. Mr Diomei returned an Adverse Analytical Finding (AAF) from an in-competition doping control test on 11 August 2018.

His sample was analysed at the Australian Sports Drug Testing Laboratory, part of the National Measurement Institute, which detected the presence of 19-Norandrosterone and 19-Noretiocholanolone (metabolites of Nandrolone, Norandrostenedione or Norandrostenediol); and Boldenone and its metabolite.

It was determined that on/and or before 11 August 2018 Mr Diomei used Nandrolone, Norandrostenedione or Norandrostenediol; and Boldenone. The NSWRL imposed a four-year ban on Mr Diomei commencing on 27 August 2018.

Mr Diomei is ineligible to participate in any sports that have adopted a World Anti-Doping Code compliant anti-doping policy until 27 August 2022. He is also not permitted to compete in a non-signatory professional league, or event organised by a non-signatory International or National level event organisation.

• This media release was published by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) on 22 April 2020. Click here for the original.

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