James Stanton accepts doping banThe bid of Australian water polo star James Stanton for competing at a third successive Olympic Games is over after he reluctantly accepted a two-year doping ban.

Australia’s goalkeeper at the 2004 and 2008 Olympics, Stanton tested positive for the anabolic agent clenbuterol in an out-of-competition test in Perth on September 15 last year.

“I plan to keep training on my own during the extent of the ban so as to demonstrate to the coaches and supporters that I am serious about returning and that this will not be the end of my career,” Stanton said.