martin-galliker-steroidsSwiss bobsledder Martin Galliker has tested positive for doping with testosterone and has immediately resigned from his team. The announcement was made by his national team federation Wednesday.

According to the Swiss bobsled federation (SBSV) Galliker’s backup sample yielded excessive levels of the anabolic steroid. The sample was taken from the 34-year-old athlete while he was training in Italy.

Galliker finished eight in the four-man event at the FIBT World Championships in St. Moritz last year. He was also part of the Swiss team that finished second in the four-man bob event at the European Championships last January held at Cesana, Italy.

It was also in Italy during the 2006 Winter Olympics that a bobsledder was one of only two athletes sent home from the Torino Games due to doping violations.

Brazilian Armando dos Santos tested positive for the anabolic steroid nandrolone. Dos Santos was a former hammer thrower.