Doping Control Personnel
Protecting the Right to Participate in Clean Sport

Rule Violations

Current Sanctions

Under the World Anti-Doping Code all Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs) must be published. This section lists all persons currently serving an ADRV.

All international Athlete Support Personnel currently serving, or who have served a ban over the last six years, can be found in the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited Association List.

Name National Governing Body Sanction
Paul Songhurst Rugby Football League Four-year ban
  • Competitor's name: Paul Songhurst
  • Date of violation: 23/02/2015
  • Date added to website: 31/07/2015
  • Sport: Rugby League
  • National Governing Body: Rugby Football League
  • Rule violated: Presence of a prohibited substance or its metabolites or markers in an athlete's sample
  • Class of drug: Anabolic Agents
  • Substance: Drostanolone
  • Start date of sanction: 23/02/2015
  • End date of sanction: 22/02/2019
  • Decision: UK_Anti_-_Doping_vs_Songhurst_-_NADP_Decision_Final_370.pdf [PDF 485 k]
Daniel Spencer-Tonks Rugby Football League Four-year ban
  • Competitor's name: Daniel Spencer-Tonks
  • Date of violation: 17/02/2015
  • Date added to website: 21/07/2015
  • Sport: Rugby League
  • National Governing Body: Rugby Football League
  • Rule violated: Presence of a prohibited substance or its metabolites or markers in an athlete's sample
  • Class of drug: Anabolic Agents
  • Substance: Stanozolol
  • Start date of sanction: 17/02/2015
  • End date of sanction: 16/02/2019
  • Decision: 150630_DT_(RFL)_ADRV_Public_Announcement_367.pdf [PDF 319 k]
Andrew Riddiford British Weightlifting Association Four-year ban
  • Competitor's name: Andrew Riddiford
  • Date of violation: 08/03/2015
  • Date added to website: 18/06/2015
  • Sport: Weightlifting
  • National Governing Body: British Weightlifting Association
  • Rule violated: Presence of a prohibited substance or its metabolites or markers in an athlete's sample
  • Class of drug: Anabolic Agents
  • Substance: Clenbuterol, Stanozolol
  • Start date of sanction: 08/03/2015
  • End date of sanction: 07/03/2019
  • Decision: UKAD_vs_Riddiford_Issued_Decision_364.pdf [PDF 1,027 k]
Nicky Watt Ice Hockey UK Eight-year ban
Russell Kendall Welsh Rugby Union Three years and three months
  • Competitor's name: Russell Kendall
  • Date of violation: 18/08/2014
  • Date added to website: 02/02/2015
  • Sport: Rugby Union
  • National Governing Body: Welsh Rugby Union
  • Rule violated: Use or attempted use by an athlete of a prohibited substance or method
  • Substance: Human Growth Hormone (hGH)
  • Start date of sanction: 10/11/2014
  • End date of sanction: 09/02/2018
  • Sanction: Athlete suspended from 10 November 2014 until 9 February 2018.
  • Decision: UKAD_v_Kendall_-_NADP_-_Redacted.pdf [PDF 978 k]
Vasyl Kruk British Weightlifting Association Eight-year ban
  • Competitor's name: Vasyl Kruk
  • Date of violation: 24/02/2014
  • Date added to website: 02/09/2014
  • Sport: Weightlifting
  • National Governing Body: British Weightlifting Association
  • Rule violated: Presence of a prohibited substance or its metabolites or markers in an athlete's sample, Use or attempted use by an athlete of a prohibited substance or method
  • Class of drug: Anabolic Agents
  • Substance: Drostanolone, Methandienone, Nandrolone
  • Start date of sanction: 25/05/2014
  • End date of sanction: 25/05/2022
  • Decision: UKAD_vs_Kruk_decision_343.pdf [PDF 242 k]
Sophie Tinklin Welsh Amateur Boxing Association Four-year ban
  • Competitor's name: Sophie Tinklin
  • Date of violation: 12/07/2012
  • Date added to website: 04/08/2014
  • Sport: Amateur Boxing
  • National Governing Body: Welsh Amateur Boxing Association
  • Rule violated: Possession of prohibited substances, Trafficking or attempted trafficking
  • Class of drug: Anabolic Agents, Hormone and Metabolic Modulators
  • Substance: Clomiphene, Dihydrotestosterone, Mesterolone, Methyltestosterone, Nandrolone, Oxymetholone, Stanozolol, Testosterone, Trenbolone
  • Start date of sanction: 19/02/2014
  • End date of sanction: 18/02/2018
  • Sanction: Rules violated: Possession of one or more Prohibited Substances; Trafficking or Attempting Trafficking of Prohibited Substances; Assisting, encouraging, aiding, abetting or covering up or any other type of complicity involving an anti-doping rule violation or any attempted anti-doping rule violation. Sanction imposed: Four-year ban
  • Decision: UKADvsPTinklin_STinklin_1stDecision_338.pdf [PDF 354 k]
  • Supporting documents: STinklin_vs_UKAD_NADP_Appeal_Decision.pdf [PDF 284 k]
Philip Tinklin Welsh Amateur Boxing Association Lifetime ban
  • Competitor's name: Philip Tinklin
  • Date of violation: 12/07/2012
  • Date added to website: 04/08/2014
  • Sport: Amateur Boxing
  • National Governing Body: Welsh Amateur Boxing Association
  • Rule violated: Possession of prohibited substances, Trafficking or attempted trafficking
  • Class of drug: Anabolic Agents, Hormone and Metabolic Modulators
  • Substance: Clomiphene, Dihydrotestosterone, Mesterolone, Methyltestosterone, Nandrolone, Oxymetholone, Stanozolol, Testosterone, Trenbolone
  • Start date of sanction:
  • End date of sanction: Lifetime ban
  • Sanction: Rules violated: Possession of one or more Prohibited Substances; Trafficking or Attempting Trafficking of Prohibited Substances; Assisting, encouraging, aiding, abetting or covering up or any other type of complicity involving an anti-doping rule violation or any attempted anti-doping rule violation. Sanction imposed: Lifetime ban from sport
  • Decision: UKADvsPTinklin_STinklin_1stDecision_338.pdf [PDF 354 k]
Clive Peters Rugby Football Union Eight-year ban
  • Competitor's name: Clive Peters
  • Date of violation: 11/10/2012
  • Date added to website: 26/06/2014
  • Sport: Rugby Union
  • National Governing Body: Rugby Football Union
  • Rule violated: Possession of prohibited substances, Trafficking or attempted trafficking
  • Class of drug: Anabolic Agents
  • Substance: n/a
  • Start date of sanction: 30/11/2012
  • End date of sanction: 29/11/2020
  • Sanction: Eight-year ban from 30 November 2012 to 30 November 2020
  • Decision: RFU_v_Peters_Sanction_Decision_334.pdf [PDF 510 k]
Dean Colclough Welsh Rugby Union Eight-year ban
  • Competitor's name: Dean Colclough
  • Date of violation: 15/08/2013
  • Date added to website: 24/02/2014
  • Sport: Rugby Union
  • National Governing Body: Welsh Rugby Union
  • Rule violated: Possession of prohibited substances, Trafficking or attempted trafficking
  • Class of drug: Anabolic Agents
  • Substance: Androst-1,4,6-triene-3,17-dione (ATD), Androstenedione, Drostanolone, Mestanolone, n/a, Stanozolol
  • Start date of sanction: 14/11/2013
  • End date of sanction: 13/11/2021
  • Sanction: Eight year ban from 14 November 2013 to 13 November 2021
  • Decision: UKAD_vs_Colclough_Decision_329.pdf [PDF 330 k]
Peter Howe British Bobsleigh Association Ten-year ban
  • Competitor's name: Peter Howe
  • Date of violation: 24/09/2008
  • Date added to website: 02/06/2009
  • Sport: Bobsleigh
  • National Governing Body: British Bobsleigh Association
  • Rule violated: Refusing or failure to comply
  • Class of drug: Failure to comply
  • Substance: n/a
  • Start date of sanction: 04/05/2009
  • End date of sanction: 04/05/2019
  • Decision: bba-written-decision-ref-206.pdf [PDF 681 k]
David Barnes British Weightlifting Association Lifetime ban
  • Competitor's name: David Barnes
  • Date of violation: 17/04/2005
  • Date added to website: 13/01/2006
  • Sport: Powerlifting
  • National Governing Body: British Weightlifting Association
  • Rule violated: Presence of a prohibited substance or its metabolites or markers in an athlete's sample
  • Class of drug: Anabolic Agents
  • Substance: Testosterone
  • Start date of sanction:
  • End date of sanction: Lifetime ban
Ali Shakeri International Weightlifting Federation Lifetime ban
  • Competitor's name: Ali Shakeri
  • Date of violation: 10/10/2004
  • Date added to website: 11/02/2005
  • Sport: Weightlifting
  • National Governing Body: International Weightlifting Federation
  • Rule violated: Presence of a prohibited substance or its metabolites or markers in an athlete's sample
  • Class of drug: Stimulants
  • Substance: Methyltestosterone
  • Start date of sanction:
  • End date of sanction: Lifetime ban
Paul Edwards United Kingdom Athletics Lifetime ban
  • Competitor's name: Paul Edwards
  • Date of violation: 21/06/1997
  • Date added to website: 21/06/1997
  • Sport: Athletics
  • National Governing Body: United Kingdom Athletics
  • Rule violated: Presence of a prohibited substance or its metabolites or markers in an athlete's sample
  • Class of drug: Anabolic Agents
  • Substance: Testosterone
  • Start date of sanction:
  • End date of sanction: Lifetime ban

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