25th October 2019

Sports Integrity Briefs – 25 October 2019

• DNA testing has linked syringes containing erythropoietin (EPO) to a horse trained by Jarrod McLean, reports The Age. It is understood that McLean is one of four men charged by Victoria Police earlier this month. Another is Darren Weir, who is understood to have links to McLean, and was sanctioned with a four year ban by Racing Victoria in February. McLean reportedly told police that the EPO, which was found at his property along with cocaine, was for his personal use. It is understood that police will argue that McLean administered EPO to his horse, Cats Fun, between August 2009 and August 2014.

• Spanish cyclist Raúl Alarcón has denied committing an anti-doping rule violation, after receiving notice from the International Cycling Union (UCI) that he has been provisionally suspended. ‘I have received medical advice that there has been no violation of anti-doping rules’, he wrote in a Facebook post (below). ‘I will therefore try, with all my strength, to demonstrate through the process that I am innocent’. The UCI lists Alarcón as provisionally suspended for ‘use of prohibited methods and/or prohibited substances’.

1. Confirmo que ayer por la mañana recibí una notificación de la UCI suspendiéndome provisionalmente de la actividad…

Posted by Raúl Alarcón on Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Click on the image for details from the AIU’s internet site…

• Three Kenyans and an Ethiopian have been provisionally suspended after their samples returned adverse analytical findings (AAFs), the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has announced. Angela Ndungwa Munguti, who is 17 years old, reported an AAF for norandrosterone; Philip Sanga Kimutai reported an AAF for testosterone; and Vincent Kipsegechi Yator reported AAFs for testosterone, prednisone, and prednisolone. Ethiopian Berehanu Tsegu reported an AAF for erythropoietin (EPO).

Deandre Ayton of the Phoenix Suns has been suspended for 25 games after violating the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Anti-Drug Program by tasing positive for a diuretic, the NBA announced.

Giacomo Y Frederico Salvador de Lemos has accepted a two year sanction for violating the Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC) Anti-Doping Policy, the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced. De Lemos tested positive for drostanolone and its metabolite 2α-methyl-5α-androstan-3α-ol-17-one as the result of an out-of-competition urine sample provided on 9 July, when his two year ban commenced.

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