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Low Ranked UK Thrower Suspended

Postby Geoff » Wed May 23, 2012 10:34 pm

23 May 2012

UKA has today announced that Ian Burns has been provisionally suspended from all competition after being charged with having committed anti-doping rule violations.

The provisional suspension, issued by UK Anti-Doping, came in to effect on 19th May 2012 and relates to the possession and use of a number of prohibited substances.

The athlete now has the opportunity to respond to the charge against him, including the right to a full hearing of the case.

UK Anti-Doping is an independent body responsible for all anti-doping programmes and the management of violations and disciplinary issues in the UK. UK Anti-Doping is fully supported by the rules of the IAAF and of UKA. ... 5-12-ukad/

Ian Burns has a best in the javelin of 69m but last year only threw 55m. The statement says possession of prohibited substances so perhaps this was not a regular doping test?
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Re: Low Ranked UK Thrower Suspended

Postby LiamRiley » Sun May 27, 2012 12:12 pm

Recreational perhaps?
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Re: Low Ranked UK Thrower Suspended

Postby Geoff » Sun May 27, 2012 3:33 pm

LiamRiley wrote:Recreational perhaps?

You may be right Liam but the statement said possession and I'm not sure drug testers can search. Or can they? this doesn't sound like a routine test.
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Re: Low Ranked UK Thrower Suspended

Postby BigGut » Mon May 28, 2012 8:21 am

The announcement doesn't say how the possession was discovered. Its possible that it was a polic matter that was then reported to ukad. I don think there is any suggestion of search powers at ukad in anything that has been said so far.
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