Demonising Justin Gatlin
13th September 2015
• 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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