LAUSANNE, Switzerland, March 18. IN what is becoming a scourge of the sport of swimming worldwide, Methylhexaneamine has struck down another swimmer as FINA has announced two more doping bans from Italy and Australia. If you’ve been following FINA’s anti-doping reports in recent years, you will know that no other substance has tested positive more in the sport.
Sam Flint tested positive for Methylhexaneamine on Sept. 1 of last year at the Queensland Short Course Championships in Brisbane, Australia. He drew a two-year ban from Swimming Australia beginning on March 14 of this year.
Meanwhile, Italian swimmer Diego Teoldi picked up a two-month sanction for testing positive for Terbutaline at the Trofea Sogeis in Montichiari, Italy.
Both bans were announced publicly by FINA yesterday:
Doping Offence – Sam Flint (AUS)
On September 1, 2013, a swimmer Sam Flint (AUS) was tested positive to the substance Methylhexaneamine (Class S.6.b Specified Stimulants) following a doping control test conducted with the occasion of the Queensland Short Course Championships in Brisbane (AUS).
The Swimming Australia Ltd. imposed a sanction of 2 years’ ineligibility on the athlete starting on March 14, 2014.
Doping Offence – Diego Teoldi (ITA)
On December 8, 2013, a swimmer Diego Teoldi (ITA) was tested positive to the substance Terbutaline (Class S.3 Beta-2-Agonists) following a doping control test conducted with the occasion of the Trofea Sogeis in Montichiari (ITA).
The Antidoping Tribunal of CONI imposed a sanction of 2 months’ ineligibility on the athlete starting on December 8, 2013.