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Fernando Reyes arrested for doping and does not go to Tokyo 2020

Fernando Reyes arrested for doping and does not go to Tokyo 2020

Hoping for an unprecedented medal for Brazil, Fernando Reyes was arrested in an anti-doping test and was temporarily suspended from Tokyo Olympics 2020. And the positive results of the athlete, who is competing in the weightlifting category over 109 kg, showed that it contains growth hormone in a test conducted on June 11.

According to a statement from the Brazilian Weightlifting Federation, the player can still appeal the result. The case and the case will remain adjudicated at a later time by the Court of Sports Justice for Anti-Doping. The Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB) has confirmed that it has been notified by the ABCD (Brazil Anti-Doping Agency).

“The Brazilian Olympic Committee reinforces its commitment to clean sport, and maintains several anti-doping education initiatives. All athletes from the Brazilian delegation in Tokyo must have participated in the Anti-Doping Course offered by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA),” the committee wrote in official note.

The 2018 World Cup bronze medalist in the category and current three-time Pan American Games champion, Fernando Reyes has already been suspended once for doping. In 2011, the Brazilian was caught in the National University Championship Exam, in Shreveport, in the United States.

See the official statement issued by the Brazilian Weightlifting Federation

The Brazilian Anti-Doping Authority (ABCD) notified, in an order, on Friday (16) the provisional suspension of prisoner Fernando Reyes, immediately. Next week, the athlete will travel to Japan to participate in the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Fernando was suspended due to an adverse analytical result in a test held on June 11, 2021, out of the competition period. The statement says that growth hormone material, framed in group S2, of peptide hormones, growth factors, related materials and mimics, were found in the samples collected.

An athlete may request that counter evidence be opened and the matter will subsequently be judged by the Court of Sports Justice for Anti-Doping. There is still no specific date for a ruling in this matter.

The Brazilian Powerlifting Confederation (CBLP) and the Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB) follow ABCD guidelines and use the Fair Game Protocol, for greater reliability of the results of their competitions.

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