Dutee Chand Fails Dope Test; Handed Over Interim Suspension

New Delhi: Indian sprinter Dutee Chand has tested positive for illegal anabolic steroids during an out-of-competition test and has been handed down a temporary suspension.

The 26-year-old is the current national 100-meter champion and finished second in both the 100- and 200-meter events at the 2018 Asian Games. According to a doping control notification on adverse analytical findings released by the National Anti-Doping Agency, the 26-year-urine old’s sample tested positive for andarine, ostarine, and ligandrol (NADA).

“I do hereby inform you that your sample A was tested at the NDTL (National Dope Testing Laboratory) in accordance with the procedure set out in WADA’s (World Anti-Doping Agency) International Standard of Laboratories and was returned adverse analytical findings as details given below,” the AAF notification stated in a letter addressed to Dutee. A sample was collected out-of-competition in Bhubaneswar on December 5 of last year.


The letter also forewarned Dutee of the possible repercussions.

The letter further stated, “I do hereby invite you to carefully read the contents of this letter which provides important information as to the potential consequences of the AAF and resulting disciplinary process.”

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