By Nicola Hargreaves on 24/02/12 at 10:47 pm
Anti-Doping France has announced that the Anti-Doping France Disciplinary Board has suspended Nicolas Charretier, a triathlete from France, from competition of six months after committing an anti-doping rule violation in an in-competition doping control test on 25 September 2011.
The ban begins 20 December 2011 and prohibits Charretier from entering or participating in any competition or activity authorised by ITU, its National Federations (NFs) and/or any other signatory to the World Anti-Doping Code.
Charretier’s anti-doping rule violation was a result of an adverse analytical finding of prednisolone, a substance on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List, Annex 1 – Glucocorticoid substance (class S9).
As well as suspension Charretier will forfeit all individual results from 25 September 2011 including forfeiture of points, medals, awards and prizes.
French Triathlon Federation (FFTRI) distances itself from the use of doping products. FFTRI athletes are systematically informed and educated on how to behave and risks of doping.
ITU is strongly committed to maintaining the integrity of the sport by ensuring athletes are competing on a level-playing field by abiding to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Code to help keep triathlon clean. ITU Anti-Doping Rules are written in compliance with the WADA Code. For a National Federation (NF) to be affiliated with ITU, it must abide by the WADA Code and ITU Rules.
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