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Baggaley to have hearing on drugs charge

By Todd Balym 13/10/2005 08:40:43 PM Comments (0)

World champion kayaker Nathan Baggaley has tested positive to the same performance enhancing drug which brought down Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson at the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games.

The dual Olympic silver medallist returned a positive result for both stanozolol and methandienone in an out-of-competition test conducted by the Australian Sports Drug Agency on behalf of Surf Life Saving Australia on September 13.

Baggaley did not return phone calls on Thursday but has waived his right to have the B sample tested and will answer to the charges at a hearing with SLSA and Canoeing Australia at a date yet to be set.

If found guilty he is likely to be suspended from competition for anywhere between one to four years, most likely two, however all previous results will stand as the test was out of competition.

Just two weeks prior to the test Baggaley won his third consecutive K1 500m world title in Croatia.

It is not know if he was tested after his victory on August 28.

Stanozolol is a man-made steroid that Johnson tested positive for 17 years ago.

The positive sample for Stanozolol stunned sporting circles because the drug is old, has no known masking agents and is highly detectable in tests.

Oral forms of the drug stay in the system from between several weeks to months, while the injected form can be detected for up to several months later.

Methandienone is an orally applicable steroid that affects protein metabolism.

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