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Thursday 24, Dec 2015

  Hastings Cites Borrowed Used Syringe For Failed Steroids Test

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British Masters champion Andrew Hastings has claimed in his deposition to UK Anti-Doping that a borrowed and used syringe was the reason behind his positive test.

The cyclist, who rode for Richardson’s-Trek, returned an adverse analytical finding for Metenolone and Stanozolol, the day before he won the British Masters (35-39) title. The testimony of Hastings revealed that he borrowed a used syringe from a stranger at a gym for injecting Vitamin B12 after feeling fatigued. In a decision document released by UKAD, it was disclosed that Hastings testified that he had returned from a training camp on February 15 feeling “very tired and run down” and on February 17, and this was after a training session at “Monster Gym” where he decided to administer a Vitamin B12 injection.

Hastings also said he purchased the vitamins from an online pharmacy. The document released by UKAD also disclosed the cyclist had an ampoule of B12 with him at the gym and purchased syringes, needles and Alcotip pre-injection swabs off auction website eBay but had “none left” on February 17. The document revealed that the British Masters champion reportedly told gym owner, friend Steve Collins, and other members that he wanted to administer a Vitamin B12 injection but had no syringe and one of the people present checked his bag and found a used syringe. Hastings visually examined the syringe and concluded it had not been used intravenously.

The cyclist asked that the anti-doping tribunal to accept that whilst he accepts that he was at fault in using the contaminated syringe, there was no intent on his part to take performance enhancing substances. It was however pointed out by expert witnesses of UK Anti-Doping that the presence of anabolic steroids in his positive sample, which was taken on May 30, suggested Hastings would have had to have administered the drug more recently than the February date that was claimed by Hastings.

UKAD’s director of operations, Pat Myhill, said the message from UKAD is clear – the use of any prohibited substances in sport will not be tolerated. Myhill added the Hastings case is the perfect example of how an individual makes choices which not only cheat himself but cheat his team mates and his opposition and added that choice has resulted in a four-year ban from all sport. The UKAD’s director of operations also remarked Hastings’ actions put him at risk of seriously damaging his health. Myhill added steroids and steroid use continue to be a concern for UKAD and we are seeing an increase in the number of men turning to them for performance enhancing effects but also for cosmetic reasons. He further added that often these steroids are bought with no consideration for where the products come from or how they are made and Myhill also commented that UK Anti-Doping relies on information from a wide range of sources, not only to catch those who choose consciously to go against the spirit of sport, but to also unearth the root cause of the problem – those who supply these substances.

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Saturday 12, Dec 2015

  UK Anti-Doping Ban Cyclist For Doping

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UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) has announced that cyclist Andrew Hastings has been suspended from all sport for four years following an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV).

The British Masters champion, who competed for Richardsons-Trek RT, tested positive for two anabolic steroids: Metenolone (Primobolan), its metabolite and a metabolite of Stanozolol (Winstrol). The findings came as a result of an in-competition test at the 2015 Team Time Trial National Championship in Newark on 30 May, 2015. This event was promoted under the rules and regulations of Cycling Time Trials (CTT). Richardsons-Trek RT finished second and has been disqualified from the event and their result annulled.

UKAD’s Director of Operations, Pat Myhill, remarked that the message from UK Anti-Doping is clear that the use of any prohibited substances in sport will not be tolerated. Myhill added the Hastings case is the perfect example of how an individual makes choices which not only cheat himself but cheats his team mates and his opposition and also said that choice has resulted in a four-year ban from all sport.

The UKAD’s Director of Operations also commented that the actions of Hastings more importantly put him at risk of seriously damaging his health and also commented that anabolic androgenic steroids, and steroid use, continue to be a concern for UKAD and we are seeing an increase in the number of men turning to them for performance enhancing effects but also for cosmetic reasons. Myhill also commented that often these steroids are bought with no consideration for where the products come from or how they are made. Pat Myhill also remarked UK Anti-Doping relies on information from a wide range of sources, not only to catch those who choose consciously to go against the spirit of sport, but to also unearth the root cause of the problem – those who supply these substances. Myhill also said he would encourage anyone who has information about doping, or the supply of prohibited substances, to come forward and talk to us in confidence.

The use of anabolic androgenic steroids under expert supervision and at controlled dosages is not perceived as harmful by some. However, steroid abuse or use of low-grade anabolic drugs can lead to side effects, mild or severe.

In another development, British junior TT champion Gabriel Evans has admitted the use of Erythropoietin, the blood booster. Evans, who won the London Youth Games Cycling TT in 2013 and took the national junior 25 mile time trial championships one year later, apologized to his supporters and to the competitors in the national 10-mile championship. The confession of Evans has stunned British cyclists as the rider is just 18 years of age. Evans admitted that he bought EPO for the first time on 3 August 2015 and traveled to France on 11 August 2015 for a week’s training camp with the family of a then-teammate. Evans added he brought one vial of EPO that was found by father of the roommate who presented evidence to UK Anti-Doping after which he admitted to all wrongdoing before a UKAD deposition.

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Friday 11, Apr 2014

  Adams Expected Life Ban For Ostapchuk

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Adams Expected Life Ban For Ostapchuk

Olympic shot put champion Valerie Adams is disappointed to learn that her former rival Nadzeya Ostapchuk from Belarus has received a doping ban of just four years and not a life ban, Valerie’s manager said.

Ostapchuk received a retrospective ban that ends on August 14, 2016, for testing positive for the banned steroid Metenolone after she beat Valerie for gold at the London Games in 2012. Ostapchuk was stripped of the London Olympics and 2005 World Championships gold medals.

Test samples provided by Ostapchuk at the 2005 World Athletics Championships also found traces of the anabolic steroids, Formestane and 4-hydroxytestosterone. Adams’ manager Nick Cowan said they believe the Belarusian should have been given a life ban for a second offence. The ban imposed on the Belarusian will virtually rule her out of the 2016 Olympics with the suspension coming to an end during the athletics competition in Rio.

Cowan told Radio New Zealand that our understanding is that Ostapchuk has tested positive twice for drugs and added you would normally expect that you could face a life ban. Cowan also remarked we to be honest were expecting for it to be a bit heftier than four years but it is what it is. Adams’ manager also remarked they were not made aware of the process or reasoning and learnt about the ban after the name of Ostapchuk appeared on the latest list of banned athletes issued by the world governing body International Association of Athletics Federations.

Athletics New Zealand expressed their surprise at the length of the ban imposed on Ostapchuk and said they would need to review the decision. In a statement, chairperson Annette Purvis said whilst Athletics New Zealand is not comfortable with a ban of only four years for two doping breaches, we need to understand the full decision and all aspects that relate to the decision and the four year ban. Purvis added our staff have been in contact with Valerie and her management, and remain in close communication with them on this issue. The ANZ chairperson said Athletics New Zealand expects to offer further comment once the sanction had been examined in more detail.

Valerie Kasanita Adams is a four-time World champion, three-time World Indoor champion, and a two-time Olympic and Commonwealth champion. Valerie recently won her third world indoor championship gold medal after coming back from ankle and knee surgery. The 29-year-old extended her winning sequence to 44 consecutive victories with a winning throw of 20.67m. She won the world indoor crown in Valencia in 2008 and Istanbul in 2012 and was the silver medalist in Doha in 2010. The four-time world outdoor champion produced her best effort of 20.67m at the world indoor athletics championships at the ERGO Arena in Sopot, Poland to complete one of the most consistent series of her glittering career.

Ostapchuk can compete again after completing her ban and reinstatement requirements prescribed by the International Association of Athletics Federations, which include the return of medals, repayment of any prize money, and passing four drug tests.

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Saturday 18, Aug 2012

  Nadzeya Ostapchuk Tests Positive For Doping

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Nadzeya Ostapchuk DopingNadzeya Ostapchuk, a former world champion from Belarus, has tested positive for anabolic steroids just hours after the close of the London Olympics.

With the disqualification, the gold medal was awarded to Valerie Adams of New Zealand who became an Olympic champion for the second time in a row. The International Olympic Committee said the female shot putter from Belarus tested positive for anabolic steroids both before and after winning the shot put last week for her first Olympic gold.

Nadzeya Ostapchuk was disqualified from the Women’s Shot Put event, where she had placed first and her Olympic identity and accreditation card was immediately cancelled and withdrawn. The second and third places were awarded to Russia’s Evgeniia Kolodko and Lijiao Gong of People’s Republic of China.

Ostapchuk was asked to provide a urine sample on 5 August 2012 for a doping control in London and was then asked to provide a urine sample after her gold medal on 6 August 2012. The sample indicated the presence of metenolone and its metabolite, which are classified as anabolic agents (S1) under the 2012 Prohibited List. The analytical report of the A sample of the second sample’s laboratory analysis indicated the presence of metenolone, classified as anabolic agents (S1) under the 2012 Prohibited List.

 Belarusian shot putter Nadzeya Ostapchuk stripped of Olympic gold medal for doping – Video

Metenolone tends to “masculinize” women and can increase women’s bulk and body hair while shrinking their breasts and womb, New Zealand anti-doping chief Jane Kernohan said.

IOC spokesman Mark Adams said that catching drug cheats sends a strong message to all those who dope that we will catch them. The IAAF, Track and field’s governing body, would consider further action against the shot putter from Belarus, who may face a ban of two years from the sport. IOC President Jacques Rogge said that all samples from London can be reanalyzed, results can be revised, and medals can be reallocated until the statute of limitations expires in August 2020.

World champion in 2005, the 31-year-old Ostapchuk recorded the biggest shot put mark in a decade in the lead up to the Olympics to won the gold with a mark of 21.36 meters. Ostapchuk’s positive test is the second Olympic doping scandal for Belarus. Hammer thrower Ivan Tsikhan’s samples from the 2004 Athens Olympics were retested and came positive.

The IOC said the Belarus Olympic Committee and national anti-doping agency will investigate and “take the appropriate measures.”

Born on October 28, 1980, Nadzeya Ostapchuk was the bronze medalist at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and was the World Indoor and European Champion in 2010. Ostapchuk holds the Championship record for the former event, with her winning throw of 20.85 m in 2010. Her achievements include the 1999 European Athletics Junior Championships and then the 2001 European Athletics U23 Championships and winning two consecutive silver medals at the IAAF World Indoor Championships. Nadzeya Ostapchuk won the 2005 European Athletics Indoor Championships and then became 2005 World Champion. At the 2012 Diamond League in Doha, Ostapchuk reached 20.53 m to win the first leg; she also registered a win at the 2012 European Cup Winter Throwing. She had a world-leading throw of 21.58 m immediately before the London Olympics.

Nadzeya Ostapchuk Tests Positive for Doping
 

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Saturday 26, Feb 2011

  English champion weightlifter banned

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English champion weightlifter bannedDenis Catana, the champion weightlifter from England, has been suspended for a period of two years after he was found abusing anabolic steroids, according to a confirmation by UK Anti-Doping.

The 25-year-old won the 2010 national 94kg title but tested positive for Metenolone ahead of the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi.

Catana had been provisionally banned since 21 September 2010, a suspension that will last until 20 September 2012, but British Olympic Association rules now ban him from Team GB for life.

Thursday 27, Aug 2009

  Second case of steroids use at the World Championships

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Second case of steroids use at the World ChampionshipsIn Berlin, the second athlete to test positive steroids use for was Amaka Ogoegbunam, the 19-year-old hurdler from Nigeria. She tested positive for Metenolone use during an in-competition testing on August 18, 2009.

The Nigerian raced in the first round of women’s 400 meters hurdles. However, she was disqualified from joining the semi-final. She was supposed to run in the 4 x 400 meter relay.

Ogoegbunam faces two-year suspension from competition and is currently under provisional suspension. It was her first time to test positive for steroids use.

According to International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) spokesperson Nick Davies, she did not request further for a B sample test.

The first reported athlete to test positive for steroids use in the world championships was Jamel Chatbi, the Moroccan steeplechaser, who was disqualified from participating in the finals after testing positive for Clenbuterol. He had to withdraw from the 3,000 meter steeplechase competition.

The International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) will continue to test a total of 1,000 athletes during the championships. The 2009 world championships started last August 15, 2009 in Berlin until August 22, 2009.

According to Eurosport:

Nigeria’s Amaka Ogoegbunam, who competed in the women’s 400 metres hurdles at the world championships and was due to run in the 4×400 relay, has tested positive for the steroid metenolone, the IAAF said Friday.