In a decision, placed today on the UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) website (link) Vahid Hosseinpoor has had his previous two-year ban from sport (from 1 June 2014 – 1 June 2016) for an Anti-Doping Rule Violation, extended until 1st June 2017 for breaking the terms of his initial ban.
Whilst serving a ban, athletes cannot take part in any activity that is organised, convened, authorised or recognised by a National Governing Body (NGB), or a body that is a member of, affiliated to or licensed by a NGB which means that an athlete cannot train at his/her club.
The British Wrestling Association believes in Wrestling clean and works in close partnership with UKAD (link) and United World Wrestling (link,) to ensure that the integrity of our sport is protected.
The BWA has committed itself to publicising Anti-Doping Rule Violations in Wrestling in the UK such that our Wrestling Community can be in no doubt that all members are covered by the rules and can be tested at any time, regardless of age or location, and that any transgression will be dealt with according to the UKAD Rules (link) – in order that clean wrestlers can be assured of a “level playing field.”
For further information, please refer to the Anti-Doping page on the British Wrestling Website (link)
All members of the British Wrestling Association are recommended to download the ‘100% me Clean Sport’ App, the place for all things anti-doping. Its slogan is “Helping you make the right decisions at the right time.”