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UKA

 

05 March 2010

UKA today confirmed that Callum Priestley has been provisionally suspended from all competition and the World Class Performance Programme following an adverse analytical finding that constitutes an anti-doping rule violation under IAAF Rule 32.2 (a).

Priestley has been suspended under IAAF rules following the results of a B sample analysis that indicated the presence of clenbuterol and has been charged by UK Anti-Doping with having committed an anti-doping rule violation.

The suspension follows an out-of-competition test in South Africa in January.

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 tasked with overseeing the UK anti-doping programme and has authority for results management in the UK, fully supported by the rules of the IAAF and UKA.

If found guilty the athlete will face a two year ban.

UKA Chief Executive Niels de Vos said: "I am hugely disappointed that there has been a failed test. UKA continues to give 100% support to the work of UK Anti Doping  and we maintain our full commitment to drug free sport.”