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Welsh Rugby Union Player Banned Following Anti-Doping Rule Violation

Christopher Edwards was found to have committed two violations for possession and use

Christopher Edwards was found to have committed two violations for possession and use
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UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) has confirmed that Welsh Rugby Union Player Christopher Edwards has been suspended from all sport for three years following an anti-doping rule violation.

Mr Edwards was found by an independent anti-doping panel to have committed two violations for the possession and use of anabolic steroids after information was passed to UKAD.

The athlete is banned from all competition from 27 April 2014 until 27 April 2017. The full written decision can be found on the in the current sanctions section of the website.

Director of Legal Graham Arthur said: “This case relied on information provided by a member of public and without their coming forward, we would not have been able to pursue this anti-doping rule violation. On behalf of UK Anti-Doping, I thank them for speaking out.

“Anyone with information about potential doping cannot underestimate the role they could play in protecting clean sport. Here, the panel recognised the player possessed and used a substance containing multiple anabolic steroids and this, combined with his failure to promptly admit the violations, has led to an aggravated suspension of three years.”

Information can be passed to UKAD by contacting Report Doping in Sport, a confidential hotline and online form powered by Crimestoppers.

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