Three Brazilians Suspended for Positive Tests; Three Separate Bans; Glauber Silva Off Olympic Team

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, June 27. YESTERDAY, the Brazilian Swimming Federation held a final panel to decide the fates of Glauber Silva, Pamela Alencar de Souza and Flavia Delaroli Cazziolato with all three drawing doping suspensions for positive tests at the Maria Lenk Trophy meet.

Glauber Silva, who had been a member of the Brazilian Olympic team in the 100 fly, was suspended for two years starting yesterday, and has been removed from the Olympic squad. No replacement will be named. Silva tested positive for testosterone as he was unable to provide an adequate defense.

Pamela Alencar de Souza drew a six-month suspension for the substance furosemide after presenting evidence that the use was unintentional. Meanwhile, Flavia Delaroli Cazziolato only picked up a three-month ban for a positive test for tuaminoheptano. Delaroli Cazziolato has been using the substance for years due to a chronic illness, but forgot to submit a Therapeutic Use Exemption prior to the Maria Lenk meet.