Tuesday, September 2, 2014   

(Sochi Games) American skater Perry banned for doping
(02-27 10:43)

Speedskater Brett Perry has received a nine-month doping suspension after a positive test for a banned substance at last December's Sochi Winter Olympic trials, the US Anti-Doping Agency announced Wednesday.
The 21-year-old tested positive last December 28 for the stimulant methylphenidate, a specified substance that can result in reduced sanctions, and will be eligible to compete again when the 2014-2015 season begins later this year.
Perry, who competed in long track and short track events, was taking medication under a doctor's care and disclosed the information when his sample was collected but had not followed therapeutic use exemption guidelines before the competition.
The punishment wiped out Perry's personal-best efforts in the long track at 500, 1,000 and 1,500 meters and in the short-track 1,000m, set at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic speedskating oval near his Utah home.--AFP

   
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