20th December 2019

Sports Integrity Briefs – 20 December 2019

• Snowboarder Nikita Aytaneev has been sanctioned with a two year ban for three ‘whereabouts’ violations in a 12 month period, the Russian Snowboarding Federation (RSF) has told State news agency TASS. Under the World Anti-Doping Code, signatories are required to establish a Registered Testing Pool (RTP) of a limited number of athletes from which they plan to collect over three samples per year. Athletes selected to be part of an RTP must submit ‘whereabouts’ information indicating where they will be available for testing for one hour in each 24. They must submit this information through WADA’s Anti-Doping Administration and Management System (ADAMS) three months in advance, although locations can later be amended. Three failures to be present at your stated location comprises an anti-doping rule violation (ADRV).

• MotoGP rider Andrea Iannone has indicated that he may request analysis of his B sample, after being provisionally suspended by the international motorcycling federation (FIM) after returning an adverse analytical finding (AAF) for steroids. ‘I am open to any counter analysis in a matter that surprises me, also because – at the moment – I have not received any official communication [from the FIM]’, he wrote in an Instagram post (below).

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Sono totalmente tranquillo e ci tengo a tranquillizzare i miei tifosi e Aprilia Racing. Mi rendo disponibile a qualunque contro analisi in una vicenda che mi sorprende, anche perché – a ora – non ho ricevuto alcuna comunicazione ufficiale. Negli anni, e anche in questa stagione, mi sono sottoposto a continui controlli, risultando ovviamente sempre negativo, per questo ho la massima fiducia nella conclusione positiva di questa vicenda. I'm totally relaxed and I want to reassure my fans and Aprilia Racing. I am open to any counter analysis in a matter that surprises me, also because – at the moment – I have not received any official communication. Over the years, and also this season, I have undergone continuous checks, obviously always proving to be negative, which is why I have every confidence in the positive conclusion of this affair. #maniac #ai29

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• The Serbian Association of fitness, bodybuilding and aerobics has sanctioned two bodybuilders with four year bans, after they returned adverse analytical findings (AAFs) at the national championships. Branislav Vasic (Бранислав Васић) returned an adverse analytical finding (AAF) for boldenone, oxandrolone and stanozolol; and Nevana Mutavdžić (Невена Мутавџић) returned an AAF for GW1516 and ostarine. Both bans will run from 20 November 2019, the date of their provisional suspension.

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