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Australian athlete facing ASADA ban: report

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1 Australian athlete facing ASADA ban: report on Wed May 15, 2013 10:18 am


Melbourne radio station 3AW is reporting that a leading male track and field Australian athlete is facing a two-year ban from ASADA for taking an illegal substance.
An ASADA announcement is expected later this morning.
Athletics Australia will not make comment until ASADA makes an anouncement.
"We are not in a position to provide comment at this time but will do so if and when ASADA publicly releases any findings relevant to athletics," a spokesperson from Athletics Australia said, according to 3AW.

The 3AW report says that "the athlete who has represented Australia at the Commonwealth Games and World Championships took a banned substance which he believed was legal".
The last sportspeople banned as a result of ASADA rules were eight bodybuilders, who on May 1 were subjected to bans ranging from two years to four years for taking various banned substances.
ASADA says results obtained by athletes who are subsequently banned are disqualified, and any medals, points and prizes awarded to them are forfeited.


Australian athlete facing ASADA ban: report

Heard a whisper as to who it is too.


ProTrack Star
ProTrack Star
Whisper has heard that WHISPER as well.
Has ran at Stawell but not this year !!!!!!


Beat me to it Shane Mac!
Can't name anyone until it's official.
All over social media - rumour is it's a sprinter from Queensland, HE wasn't seen last summer!


the Name was posted in a few papers online then now the pages are removed.

google is your friend.



Australian sprinter facing ASADA ban

And a name comes up!


Articles are still online, but no links are published. The same stories are in Herald Sun, Adelaide Now & Daily Telegraph

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Australian sprinter banned for two years over prohibited substances
Michael Gleeson
Sports Writer for The Age
Date May 15, 2013 - 2:09PM

Australian sprinter Matt Davies is understood to have been banned for two years for taking a prohibited substance.

And a second Australian field athlete is being investigated for a drug offence after missing drug tests three times.

Davies, who has been a member of the Australian sprint relay team at the last two world championships, is understood to have imported tablet supplements to help with training recovery, in the belief they were not banned products.

Credit card statements verified he had purchased the products overseas.


Davies was understood to have spent more than $20,000 fighting the drugs charge, arguing his innocence on the basis that the products were not under the banned list. But his challenge is understood to have failed meaning a mandatory two-year ban was imposed.

That hard line from ASADA and WADA in imposing a two-year ban on an athlete for a product of questionable performance-enhancing qualities will be of little comfort to AFL players presently being investigated by ASADA.

"As a signatory from the WADA code, we can't preempt any announcements from ASADA regarding any athlete findings or sanctions," Athletics Australia spokesman Cody Lynch said.

"We are not in a position to provide comment at this time but will do so if and when ASADA publicly releases any findings relevant to athletics."

Davies, whose nickname is Boy Band, has been a member of sprint relay teams at the last two world championships. He made the quarter finals of the 200m in Delhi and was a member of the relay team that finished fourth there.

He did not compete during the recent Australian domestic season.

The field athlete, who has represented Australia at Olympics and world championships, was on three occasions not present at the accommodation he had told ASADA he would be at when drug testers arrived. Missing drug tests operates on a three strikes system – a third missed test is treated as a failed result.

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