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Rugby League Player Banned Following Anti-Doping Rule Violation

Harry Cartwright tested positive for drostanolone, an anabolic steroid, following an in-competition test

Harry Cartwright tested positive for drostanolone, an anabolic steroid, following an in-competition test
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UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) has confirmed that Rugby League player Harry Cartwright has been suspended from all sport for two years following an anti-doping rule violation.

Mr Cartwright tested positive for drostanolone, an anabolic steroid, following an in-competition test on 5 July. The athlete is banned from all competition from 25 July 2014 to 24 July 2016. The full written decision can be found under current rule violations.

UKAD Director of Legal Graham Arthur said: “Athletes should be under no illusion. From 1 January, this type of offence will result in an automatic four-year ban. The 2015 World Anti-Doping Code deals severely with those who, like Harry Cartwright, choose to intentionally dope.”

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