28th September 2020

Sports Integrity Briefs – 28 September 2020

• A track and field athlete and a volleyball player have been sanctioned for doping, Italy’s national anti-doping agency (NADO Italia) has announced. Ahmed Nasef, a 45 year old marathon runner, has been sanctioned with a four year ban expiring on 24 July 2024, after his Athlete Biological Passport (ABP) indicated doping. Manuel Beghelli returned an adverse analytical finding (AAF) for a metabolite of THC (cannabis) whilst playing for Cuneo Volley in January. He has been sanctioned with a four month ban expiring on 24 November.

Patrick Siele has been sanctioned with a three year and six month ban for evading a doping test, after he ran away from Doping Control Officers (DCOs) at a training camp in Kapsabet, Kenya. The 23 year old Kenyan distance runner admitted the charge, which included hurdling a fence to escape DCOs.

• Bulgarian Tordor Yordanov has been provisionally suspended after returning an adverse analytical finding (AAF) for testosterone and at least one of the adiols (5αAdiol and/or 5βAdiol), the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) announced. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has demanded action over 130 doping samples allegedly hidden at its Budapest headquarters, reports InsideTheGames.

Olga Zaitseva (Ольга Зайцева) plans to appeal to the Swiss Federal Tribunal (SFT), after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruled that she had used a prohibited substance and engaged in urine substitution. “I will prove that this is a lie and deception, that I was slandered”, she told RIA Novosti. “Even if it (the appeal) takes years, I will fight. The CAS decision is wrong, it is not about me. I am not to blame.”

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