urine-test-steroidsSports organizations net two athletes for violation of anti-doping policies.
Soccer player Eduardo Carlos Morgado Oliveira tested positive for the anabolic steroid nandrolone after the Russia-Italy matchup at the FIFA Futbal World Cup Brazil 2008 on Oct.18.

Meanwhile Liberian player Melvin King received a five-month ban subsequent to a positive test at a doping control after the match of the preliminary competition of the 2010 FIFA World Cup between Senegal and Liberia. The match took place on 21 June 2008. King was discovered of using a glucocorticoid, which is a medication included in the list of specified substances of WADA.

The use of such a substance requires a therapeutic use exemption, something which the player did not have. The sanctions for such an anti-doping rule violation range from a warning to a two-year suspension, and the FIFA Disciplinary Committee decided to impose a sanction of five months starting on 2 October 2008, the date on which the player was first provisionally suspended by the chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee. The sanction applies for all matches, whether friendly or official fixtures, at domestic and international level.