Demonising Justin Gatlin
13th September 2015
USADA announced today that Michael Buckley, of Reno, Nev., an athlete in the sport of cycling, has tested positive for multiple prohibited substances and accepted a four-year sanction for his rule violation. Buckley, 41, tested positive for the presence of an exogenous anabolic steroid which was confirmed by CIR (GC/C/IRMS) analysis, anastrozole, LGD-4033, and ostarine as the result of an out-of-competition sample collected on December 5, 2015.
Anastrozole is a substance in the class of Hormone and Metabolic Modulators, while exogenous anabolic steroids, ostarine, and LGD-4033 are considered anabolic agents. These substances are prohibited under the USADA Protocol for Olympic and Paralympic Movement Testing, the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) National Anti-Doping Policies (USOC NADP) and the International Cycling Union (ICU) Anti-Doping Rules, all of whom have adopted the World Anti-Doping Code and the World Anti-Doping Agency Prohibited List.
Buckley’s period of ineligibility began on January 20, 2016, the date his provisional suspension was imposed. In addition, Buckley has been disqualified from all competitive results obtained on and subsequent to December 5, 2015, the date the sample was collected, including forfeiture of any medals, points and prizes.
• This media release was originally published by the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) on 25 March 2016. To access the original, please click here.
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