By Merryn Sherwood on 15/02/12 at 1:51 am
Anti-Doping Switzerland has announced that the Anti-Doping Switzerland Disciplinary Board has suspended Alexandre Dallenbach, a triathlete from Switzerland, from competition for two years after committing an anti-doping rule violation in an in-competition doping control test.
The ban begins 12 July 2011 and prohibits Dallenbach 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.
Dallenbach’s anti-doping rule violation was a result of an adverse analytical finding of testosterone, a substance on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List, Section S1 - Anabolic agents (b).
As well as the suspension, Dallenbach was ordered to pay legal and associated costs. Dallenbach has 21 days to lodge an appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne.
Swiss Triathlon distances itself from the use of doping products. Swiss Triathlon 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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