17 JUN 2008 General News

Doping Rule Violation

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has been informed that the male athlete, Antonio PETTIGREW, has admitted the following doping violation under IAAF Rules:

The use of attempted use of a prohibited substance or prohibited technique (IAAF Rule 32.2b)

Mr. Pettigrew has accepted the following sanction for a first violation:

• 2 years ineligibility (03.06.08 – 02.06.10)
• Disqualification of all results from 01.01.97

This information has been added to the 2008 List of Anti-Doping Rule Violations which can be found on the IAAF website in the anti-doping statistics section.
 
Note: Under the IAAF Rules, athletes sanctioned for a doping violation have the right to appeal this decision to the relevant appeals body.

“The IAAF is committed to protecting the sport of athletics from the threat of doping.  Each year the IAAF spends more than 3 million dollars on this ongoing battle and coordinates more than 3,000 doping controls.  All IAAF out-of-competition tests are conducted on a strictly no-advance-notice basis.