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Davies finding

Friday, 20 December 2013 | IMGSTG Admin



Athletics Australia advises that the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Agency (ASADA) case involving sprinter Matt Davies has now been concluded. 

Davies, who returned positive results for a stimulant contained in a supplement, has been declared ineligible for competition for a two-year period concluding on 30 June 2014. 

He is also retrospectively disqualified from all competitions in which he competed between 11 February 2012 and 30 June 2012 inclusive. 

Athletics Australia President David Grace QC said the case highlighted the potential risks to athletes associated with the use of supplements. 

“There is a significant risk that all athletes need to be aware of in terms of both a potential breach of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) code or possible contamination if they use supplements without the supervision of an appropriately accredited sports and exercise medicine physician, sports doctor or sports dietitian,” said Grace.

“This is especially important for our own athletes due to the extensive testing regime which they are subjected to through ASADA, WADA and the IAAF,” Grace added.