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Athlete suspended following anti-doping rule violation

UK athlete provisionally suspended following an anti-doping rule violation.

UK athlete provisionally suspended following an anti-doping rule violation.

UK Anti-Doping has today confirmed that a UK athlete has been provisionally suspended following an anti-doping rule violation. The suspension follows a test conducted as part of the organisation’s pre-Games testing programme in the countdown to the summer’s Olympic and Paralympic Games.

UK Anti-Doping Director of Legal Graham Arthur said:  “We are progressing a case relating to a possible anti-doping rule violation. The matter is subject to confidentiality restrictions imposed by the Anti-Doping Rules, and as such we are unable to comment further.

“All violations of the World Anti-Doping Code are published on our website if confirmed, when sanctions have been agreed and all appeal windows are over.”

Supplementary to UK Anti-Doping’s regular testing programmes, British athletes looking to compete in the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, as well as those international athletes visiting the UK in the run up to the Games, can expect to be tested as part of the organisation’s major event strategy.

Arthur added: “We want to make it clear that there is no place for athletes seeking to dope in sport. We will continue to work tirelessly to protect the rights of clean athletes in the run up to London 2012 and beyond.”

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