Press releases 28th April 2016

Welsh Rugby Union Player Adam Scanlon Banned for Two Years

Adam Scanlon, a Welsh rugby union player, has been suspended from all sport for two years following an Anti-Doping Rule Violation.

Scanlon, who was registered with Pontypool RFC, tested positive for clomiphene, following an in-competition test on 24 October 2015, after a SWALEC Championship match between Pontypool RFC and Bridgend Athletic RFC.

Clomiphene is an anti-oestrogenic drug, listed in section 4 of both the 2015 and 2016 versions of the WADA Prohibited List (Hormone and Metabolic Modulators). It is a Specified Substance and its use is prohibited at all times.

UKAD’s Director of Legal, Graham Arthur said:

“All sportspeople are responsible for what they ingest and any substances found in their system, regardless of how they got there. This can be a challenging concept at all levels of sport and athletes must manage the risk of doping at all times by maximising their nutrition first and thoroughly researching all supplements before use.”

Adam Scanlon is banned from all sport from 24 October 2015 to midnight on 23 October 2017.

The full written decision can be found under current rule violations.

• This media release was originally published by UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) on 28 April 2016. To access the original, please click here.

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