Italian bobsledder booted from Winter Games
Tested positive for banned substance
0 0

An Italian bobsledder has been kicked out of the Winter Games after a drug test came back positive.

William Frullani, a member of Italy's four-man bobsled team, tested positive for dimethylamphetamine.

Dimethylamphetamine is classified as a "specified stimulant" on the World Anti-Doping Agency's prohibited list. Specified stimulants cover drugs that are more susceptible to inadvertent use and can carry reduced penalties.

The Italian Olympic committee says Frullani asked for a backup test that was taken Friday and "confirmed the positive result, resulting in his exclusion from the Italian delegation."

Frullani has been replaced with another athlete ahead of the start of the four-man bobsled event on Saturday.

Meanwhile, an German athlete has failed a drug test. They compete for Germany's ski federation, but a spokesman declined to identify the sport or gender of the athlete.

Categories:

Leave a comment:

· Subscribe to comments
Log in and be the first to comment!

@NEWSTALK1010

Facebook

DON'T MISS

AIRPORT TUNNEL

THE BILLY BISHOP TORONTO CITY AIRPORT TUNNEL

PortsToronto will open a new pedestrian tunnel to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport on July 30th, which will serve as a significant piece of infrastructure that will provide travellers with fast, convenient and reliable access to the airport

PAN AM GAMES

PAN AM GAMES TAKE OVER TORONTO

The Pan Am and Parapan Am Games take over the city until mid august. Follow the excitement with Canada's best athletes and the avoid the traffic chaos that comes with the event

ART BELL

NEW SHOW: MIDNIGHT IN THE DESERT WITH ART BELL

Art Bell has returned to NEWSTALK 1010! His new show continues to focus on discussing the paranormal, science, myths and conspiracies

NEWS ALERTS

STAY CONNECTED

Sign up for out Breaking News Alerts and receive up-to-the-minute coverage of the top stories of the day

 
0 0

An Italian bobsledder has been kicked out of the Winter Games after a drug test came back positive.

William Frullani, a member of Italy's four-man bobsled team, tested positive for dimethylamphetamine.

Dimethylamphetamine is classified as a "specified stimulant" on the World Anti-Doping Agency's prohibited list. Specified stimulants cover drugs that are more susceptible to inadvertent use and can carry reduced penalties.

The Italian Olympic committee says Frullani asked for a backup test that was taken Friday and "confirmed the positive result, resulting in his exclusion from the Italian delegation."

Frullani has been replaced with another athlete ahead of the start of the four-man bobsled event on Saturday.

Meanwhile, an German athlete has failed a drug test. They compete for Germany's ski federation, but a spokesman declined to identify the sport or gender of the athlete.

Leave a comment:

· Subscribe to comments
Log in and be the first to comment!

Top stories

You're asked to check in on family or friends who may live alone

Poll

The head of the Canadian Olympic Committee wants Toronto to host the 2024 Summer Olympics given the success of the Pan Am Games. Do you think it's a good idea?

Voting is restricted to one vote every 24 hours 24 hour(s) VoteResults