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Welsh Footballer Banned for Two Years

UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) has today confirmed that Welsh Footballer Carl Lamb has been suspended from all sport for two years following an Anti-Doping Rule Violation.

Lamb, who was registered to Rhyl FC, tested positive for a metabolite of a prohibited substance, namely benzoylecgonine (a metabolite of cocaine) following an in-competition test on 10 December 2016.

UKAD Chief Executive Nicole Sapstead said: “All athletes adhere to the principle of strict liability. No matter what the circumstances, they are solely responsible for any prohibited substance found in their system.

“Whilst the principle of this can be challenging for any athlete, they must be aware of the risks to their career if they test positive. It is essential that athletes, as well as family, friends, coaches and athlete support personnel, understand both the anti-doping rules and their responsibilities in order to manage that risk at all times.”

The player is banned from all sport from 10 December 2016 to 9 December 2018.

The full written decision can be found under current rule violations.