Sanctions

ADRVs

Icon of person holding up a card to show a ban from sport (like a yellow or red card in sport)Under the World Anti-Doping Code all Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs) must be published. All international Athlete Support Personnel (ASP) 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.

Redacted sanctions listed on the UKAD website refer to ADRVs in which the Athlete/ASP has served the sanction imposed (i.e. a four-year ban) and is now eligible to participate in sport. 

Sanctions

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Name National Governing Body Sanction
Date of Violation
Start date of Sanction
End Date of Sanction
Competitor Violator
Adam Carr
Rule Violated
2.1 | Presence of a Prohibited Substance or its Metabolites or Markers in an Athlete’s Sample
Sanction
Four-year ban
Sport
Rugby League
NGB
RFL
Substance

Clenbuterol

Substance Class

Section 1.2 | Other Anabolic Agents

Action Taken

Four-year ban

Date of Violation
Start date of Sanction
End Date of Sanction
Competitor Violator
Adam Machaj
Rule Violated
2.2 | Use or Attempted Use by an Athlete of a Prohibited Substance or a Prohibited Method
Sanction
Four-year ban
Sport
Boxing
NGB
BBBOC
Substance

Clomifene, anastrozole and testosterone

Substance Class

Clomifene / anastrozole - Section 4 | Hormone and Metabolic Modulators

Testosterone – Section 1 | Anabolic Agents

Action Taken

Four-year ban

Date of Violation
Start date of Sanction
End Date of Sanction
Competitor Violator
Adrian Canaveral
Rule Violated
Rule Violated 2.3 | Evading, Refusing or Failing to Submit to Sample Collection
Sanction
Eight-year ban
Sport
Weightlifting
NGB
BWLA
Action Taken

Eight-year ban

Date of Violation
Start date of Sanction
End Date of Sanction
Competitor Violator
Alexander Hodgetts
Rule Violated
Presence and breach of ban
Sanction
Four-year ban (and further four-year ban)
Sport
Squash
NGB
NADO Italia
Substance

Methandienone

Substance Class

S1.1a Anabolic Androgenic Steroids

Action Taken

Fine of 378 euros

Date of Violation
Start date of Sanction
End Date of Sanction
Competitor Violator
Andrew Acton
Rule Violated
Presence
Sanction
Three-year, nine month ban
Sport
Rugby Union
NGB
SRU
Substance

Stanozolol -N-Glucuronide (metabolite of Stanozolol)

Action Taken

Three-year, nine month ban

Date of Violation
Start date of Sanction
End Date of Sanction
Competitor Violator
Andrew Lea
Rule Violated
2.1 | Presence of a Prohibited Substance or its Metabolites or Markers in an Athlete’s Sample
Sanction
Four-year ban
Sport
Rugby League
NGB
RFL
Substance

Drostanolone and its metabolite 2α-methyl-5α-androstan-3α-ol-17-one

Trenbolone metabolite 17α-epitrenbolone

Substance Class

Section S1.1 Anabolic Androgenic Steroids

Action Taken

Four-year ban

Date of Violation
Start date of Sanction
End Date of Sanction
Competitor Violator
Andrew Quarry
Rule Violated
Trafficking or Attempted Trafficking
Sanction
Twelve-year ban
Sport
Rugby Union
NGB
RFU
Substance

Multiple

Action Taken

Twelve-year ban

Date of Violation
Start date of Sanction
End Date of Sanction
Competitor Violator
Arran Perry
Rule Violated
21.2.1 | Presence of a Prohibited Substance or its Metabolites or Markers in a Player’s Sample
Sanction
Four-year ban
Sport
Rugby Union
NGB
RFU
Substance

Oxandrolone

Substance Class

S.1 Anabolic Androgenic Steroids

Action Taken

Four-year ban

Date of Violation
Start date of Sanction
End Date of Sanction
Competitor Violator
Bambo Diaby
Rule Violated
Regulation 3(a) FA Anti-Doping Regulations 2019 | Presence of a Prohibited Substance or its Metabolites or Markers in a Player’s Sample
Sanction
Two-year ban
Sport
Football
NGB
The FA
Substance

Higenamine

Substance Class

S.3 Beta-2 Agonists

Action Taken

Two-year ban

Date of Violation
Start date of Sanction
End Date of Sanction
Competitor Violator
Belal Ahmed
Rule Violated
World Athletics ADR Article 2.1 and Article 2.2 (Presence & Use)
Sanction
Four-year ban
Sport
Athletics
NGB
World Athletics
Substance

EPO

Substance Class

S2 Peptide Hormones, Growth Factors, Related Substances and Mimetics

Action Taken

Disqualification of the Athlete’s results since 27 September 2019 with all resulting consequences including the forfeiture of any titles, awards, medals, points and prize and appearance money.

Date of Violation
Start date of Sanction
End Date of Sanction
Competitor Violator
Bradley Watson
Rule Violated
2.1 | Presence of a Prohibited Substance or its Metabolites or Markers in an Athlete’s Sample
Sanction
Two-year ban
Sport
Boxing
NGB
BBBOC
Substance

Clomifene

Substance Class

Section 4 | Hormone and Metabolic Modulators

Action Taken

Two-year ban

Date of Violation
Start date of Sanction
End Date of Sanction
Competitor Violator
Brandon Staples
Rule Violated
Presence
Sanction
Four-year ban
Sport
Rugby Union
NGB
RFU
Substance

Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (and metabolite 6β-hydroxy-dehydrochloromethyltestosterone); 6β-hydroxy metandienone and 17epi-metandieonone (metabolites of metandienone); and stanozolol-N-glucuronide (metabolite of stanozolol)

Action Taken

Four-year ban

Date of Violation
Start date of Sanction
End Date of Sanction
Competitor Violator
Craig Hoare
Rule Violated
Presence
Sanction
Four-year ban
Sport
Rugby Union
NGB
RFU
Substance

Drostanolone and Methylhexaneamine

Action Taken

Four-year ban

Date of Violation
Start date of Sanction
End Date of Sanction
Competitor Violator
Daniel Wells
Rule Violated
Presence
Sanction
Four-year ban
Sport
Rugby Union
NGB
RFU
Substance

Ostraine and methylhexaneamine

Action Taken

Four-year ban

Date of Violation
Start date of Sanction
End Date of Sanction
Competitor Violator
Darren Eales
Rule Violated
World Rugby Regulation 21.2.1 | Presence of a Prohibited Substance or its Metabolites or Markers in a Player’s Sample
Sanction
Eight-year ban
Sport
Rugby Union
NGB
SRU
Substance

Stanozolol

Substance Class

S.1 Anabolic Androgenic Steroids

Action Taken

Eight-year ban

Date of Violation
Start date of Sanction
End Date of Sanction
Competitor Violator
David Burrell
Rule Violated
Refusal or failure
Sanction
Four-year ban
Sport
Athletics
NGB
UKA
Action Taken

Four-year ban

Date of Violation
End Date of Sanction
Competitor Violator
Dr Andrew Johnson
Rule Violated
FA Rule E25 for a breach of Regulation 7(a) of The FA’s Anti-Doping Regulations - ‘Tampering or Attempted Tampering with any part of Doping Control’.
Sanction
Four-year ban
Sport
Football
NGB
The FA
Substance

N/A

Substance Class

N/A

Action Taken

Four-year ban

Date of Violation
Start date of Sanction
End Date of Sanction
Competitor Violator
Harry Reardon
Rule Violated
Presence
Sanction
Four-year ban
Sport
Rugby League
NGB
RFL
Substance

Drostanolone metabolite 2α-methyl-5α-androstan-3α-ol-17-one; and 19-norandrosterone, at an estimated concentration of 15ng/ml

Action Taken

Four-year ban

Date of Violation
Start date of Sanction
End Date of Sanction
Competitor Violator
Ivica Bacurin
Rule Violated
2.1 | Presence of a Prohibited Substance or it’s Metabolites or Markers in an Athlete’s Sample
Sanction
Four-year ban
Sport
Boxing
NGB
BBBOC
Substance

6β-hydroxymetandienone and 17α-methyl-5β-androstane-3α,17β-diol (metabolites of metandienone)

Dehydrochloromethyl-testosterone and its metabolite 3α,4α,5α,17β-4-chloro-17-hydroxymethyl-17-methyl-18-norandrostan-3-ol

17α-epitrenbolone (a metabolite of trenbolone)

Exogenous testosterone and the following metabolites of testosterone: 1) androsterone; 2) etiocholanone; and 3) 5β-androstane-3α,17β-diol

Carboxy-THC (a metabolite of cannabis)

Substance Class

S1.1(a) Exogenous Anabolic Androgenic Steroid

S1.1(b) Endogenous Anabolic Androgenic Steroids (when administered exogenously)

S8 Cannabinoids

Action Taken

Four-year ban

Date of Violation
Start date of Sanction
End Date of Sanction
Competitor Violator
James Duerden
Rule Violated
Presence
Sanction
Four-year ban
Sport
Rugby League
NGB
RFL
Substance

Drostanolone metabolite 2α-methyl-5α-androstan-3α-ol-17-one; and 19-norandsrosterone

Action Taken

Four-year ban

Date of Violation
Start date of Sanction
End Date of Sanction
Competitor Violator
Jan Meiser
Rule Violated
Presence
Sanction
Four-year ban
Sport
Boxing
NGB
BBBOC
Substance

Boldenone

Action Taken

Four-year ban

Date of Violation
Start date of Sanction
End Date of Sanction
Competitor Violator
Jesse Patton
Rule Violated
UK Anti-Doping Rules Article 2.1 | Presence of a Prohibited Substance or its Metabolites or Markers in an Athlete’s Sample
Sanction
Four-year ban
Sport
Rugby Union
NGB
WRU
Substance

Five metabolites of metandienone

Substance Class

S1.1(a) Anabolic Androgenic Steroid

Action Taken

Four-year ban

Date of Violation
Start date of Sanction
End Date of Sanction
Competitor Violator
Joanna Blair
Rule Violated
Presence
Sanction
Four-year ban
Supporting Documents
Sport
Athletics
NGB
UKA
Substance

Metandienone (metabolite)

Action Taken

Four-year ban

Date of Violation
Start date of Sanction
End Date of Sanction
Competitor Violator
Joseph Stafford
Rule Violated
World Rugby Regulation 21.2.3 | Evading, Refusing or Failing to Submit to Sample Collection
Sanction
Three-year, six month ban
Sport
Rugby Union
NGB
RFU
Substance

N/A

Substance Class

N/A

Action Taken

Three-year, six month ban

Date of Violation
Start date of Sanction
End Date of Sanction
Competitor Violator
Josh Yorweth
Rule Violated
Evading, refusal or failure
Sanction
Four-year ban
Sport
Football
NGB
The FA
Action Taken

Four-year ban

Sanctions

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Name National Governing Body Sanction
Date of Violation
Start date of Sanction
End Date of Sanction
Competitor Violator
Darren McCormack
Rule Violated
Presence
Sanction
Four-year ban
Sport
Football
NGB
SFA
Substance

Metandienone

Action Taken

Four-year ban

Date of Violation
Start date of Sanction
End Date of Sanction
Competitor Violator
Henry Hadfield
Rule Violated
21.2.1 | Presence of a Prohibited Substance or its Metabolites or Markers in a Player’s Sample
Sanction
Two-year ban
Sport
Rugby Union
NGB
RFU
Substance

Higenamine and its metabolite coclaurine

Substance Class

Section S3 | Beta-2 Agonists

Action Taken

Athlete suspended for 2 years from 17 April 2019 to 16 April 2021 inclusive

Date of Violation
Start date of Sanction
End Date of Sanction
Competitor Violator
Mike Lowis
Rule Violated
Presence
Sanction
Four-year ban
Sport
Rugby Union
NGB
RFU
Substance

17-epitrenbolone (metabolite of trenbolone) and drostanolone

Action Taken

Four-year ban

Date of Violation
Start date of Sanction
End Date of Sanction
Competitor Violator
Redacted
Rule Violated
Presence
Sanction
Four-year ban
Sport
Rugby Union
NGB
WRU
Substance

Nandrolone and 19 norandrosterone

Action Taken

Four-year ban

Date of Violation
Start date of Sanction
End Date of Sanction
Competitor Violator
Redacted
Rule Violated
Presence
Sanction
Two-year ban
Sport
Rugby Union
NGB
WRU
Substance

Oxandrolone; Epioxandrolone

Action Taken

Two-year ban

Date of Violation
Start date of Sanction
End Date of Sanction
Competitor Violator
Redacted
Rule Violated
Presence
Sanction
Two-year ban
Sport
Rugby League
NGB
RFL
Substance

Benzoylecgonine

Action Taken

Two-year ban

Date of Violation
Start date of Sanction
End Date of Sanction
Competitor Violator
Redacted
Rule Violated
Presence
Sanction
Two-year ban
Sport
Rugby League
NGB
RFL
Substance

Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone

Action Taken

Two-year ban

Date of Violation
Start date of Sanction
End Date of Sanction
Competitor Violator
Redacted
Rule Violated
Presence
Sanction
Two-year ban
Sport
Weightlifting
NGB
BWLA
Substance

Higenamine (and metabolite coclaurine)

Action Taken

Two-year ban

Date of Violation
Start date of Sanction
End Date of Sanction
Competitor Violator
Redacted
Rule Violated
Presence
Sanction
Two-year ban
Sport
Rugby League
NGB
RFL
Substance

Oxandrolone and metabolite epioxandrolone

Action Taken

Two-year ban

Date of Violation
Start date of Sanction
End Date of Sanction
Competitor Violator
Redacted
Rule Violated
Presence
Sanction
One-year, four month ban
Sport
Rugby League
NGB
RFL
Substance

Benzoylecgonine (metabolite of cocaine)

Action Taken

One-year, four month ban

Date of Violation
Start date of Sanction
End Date of Sanction
Competitor Violator
Redacted
Rule Violated
Presence
Sanction
Two-year ban
Sport
Football
NGB
SFA
Substance

Benzoylecgonine

Action Taken

Two-year ban

Date of Violation
Start date of Sanction
End Date of Sanction
Competitor Violator
Redacted
Rule Violated
Presence
Sanction
Four-year ban
Sport
Rugby Union
NGB
WRU
Substance

Boldenone metabolite; Nandrolone and Methylhexaneamine

Action Taken

Four-year ban

Date of Violation
Start date of Sanction
End Date of Sanction
Competitor Violator
Redacted
Rule Violated
Presence
Sanction
Two-year ban
Sport
Rugby League
NGB
RFL
Substance

Drostanolone and metabolite

Action Taken

Two-year ban

Date of Violation
Start date of Sanction
End Date of Sanction
Competitor Violator
Redacted
Rule Violated
Presence
Sanction
Four-year ban
Sport
Cycling
NGB
CTT
Substance

EPO

Action Taken

Four-year ban

Date of Violation
Start date of Sanction
End Date of Sanction
Competitor Violator
Redacted
Rule Violated
Presence
Sanction
Two-year ban
Sport
Rugby League
NGB
RFL
Substance

GHRP-2 and metabolite

Action Taken

Two-year ban

Date of Violation
Start date of Sanction
End Date of Sanction
Competitor Violator
Redacted
Rule Violated
Presence of a Prohibited Substance or its Metabolites or Markers in a Player’s Sample
Sanction
Two-year ban
Sport
Rugby Union
NGB
SRU
Substance

Clomiphene

Substance Class

Anti-Estrogenic Modulator

Action Taken

Two-year ban

Date of Violation
Start date of Sanction
End Date of Sanction
Competitor Violator
Redacted
Rule Violated
Presence
Sanction
Two-year ban
Sport
Rugby Union
NGB
WRU
Substance

Tamoxifen

Action Taken

Two-year ban

Date of Violation
Start date of Sanction
End Date of Sanction
Competitor Violator
Redacted
Rule Violated
Presence
Sanction
Two-year ban
Sport
Boxing
NGB
BBBOC
Substance

Dexamethasone

Action Taken

Two-year ban

Date of Violation
Start date of Sanction
End Date of Sanction
Competitor Violator
Redacted
Rule Violated
Presence
Sanction
Two-year ban
Sport
Rugby League
NGB
RFL
Substance

GHRP-6

Action Taken

Two-year ban

Date of Violation
Start date of Sanction
End Date of Sanction
Competitor Violator
Redacted
Rule Violated
Presence
Sanction
Two-year ban
Sport
Rugby Union
NGB
RFU
Substance

Benzoylecgonine (metabolite of Cocaine)

Action Taken

Two-year ban

Date of Violation
Start date of Sanction
End Date of Sanction
Competitor Violator
Redacted
Rule Violated
Possession; Use
Sanction
Three-year ban
Sport
Rugby Union
NGB
WRU
Substance

Testosterone

Action Taken

Three-year ban

Date of Violation
Start date of Sanction
End Date of Sanction
Competitor Violator
Redacted
Rule Violated
Refusal or failure
Sanction
Four-year ban
Sport
Rugby Union
NGB
RFU
Action Taken

Four-year ban

Date of Violation
Start date of Sanction
End Date of Sanction
Competitor Violator
Redacted
Rule Violated
Presence
Sanction
Two-year ban
Sport
Rowing
NGB
BR
Substance

Benzoylecgonine

Action Taken

Two-year ban

Date of Violation
Start date of Sanction
End Date of Sanction
Competitor Violator
Redacted
Rule Violated
Tampering
Sanction
Four-year ban
Sport
Rugby League
NGB
RFL
Action Taken

Four-year ban

Date of Violation
Start date of Sanction
End Date of Sanction
Competitor Violator
Redacted
Rule Violated
Breach of ban
Sanction
One-year ban
Sport
Wrestling
NGB
BWA
Action Taken

One-year ban