29th October 2020

Wrestling Athlete Kamal Bey Accepts Sanction for Whereabouts Rule Violation

USADA announced today that Kamal Bey, of Colorado Springs, Colo., an athlete in the sport of wrestling, has accepted a one-year sanction for his failure to properly file and maintain his Whereabouts information. Bey, 22, is a member of the USADA Registered Testing Pool (RTP), which consists of a select group of athletes subject to certain Whereabouts requirements in order to be located for out-of-competition testing. Within a 12-month period, Bey accrued three Whereabouts Failures, the first for a Missed Test on September 28, 2019; the second for a Filing Failure on November 13, 2019; and the third for a Missed Test on June 7, 2020.

The accumulation of three Whereabouts Failures within a 12-month period constitutes a rule violation under the USADA Protocol for Olympic and Paralympic Movement Testing, the United States Olympic Committee National Anti-Doping Policy, and the United World Wrestling Anti-Doping Rules, all of which have adopted the World Anti-Doping Code. The period of ineligibility for Whereabouts rule violations ranges from one year to two years depending on the athlete’s degree of fault. In this case, USADA determined that a one-year period of ineligibility was appropriate because Bey’s fault level was low.

Bey’s one-year period of ineligibility began on June 7, 2020, the date of his third Whereabouts Failure in a 12-month period. In addition, Bey has been disqualified from all competitive results achieved on and subsequent to June 7, 2020, including forfeiture of any medals, points, and prizes.

• This media release was published by the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) on 30 October 2020. Click here for the original.

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