Sanctions against Three Players in Saudi Arabia for Doping

The Saudi Anti-Doping Committee decided to impose sanctions against three players in different sports. They were found guilty of doping.

The committee granted the players the right to appeal the decision within 21 days.

Sanctions against Three Players

The Committee suspended the Trinidadian Leicester Stefan Peltier, player of Al Takadum Club in the Mohammed bin Salman Cup League.

According to the decision, the player will not participate in internal and external competitions for a period of two years due to doping.

The committee suspended the player because he tested positive for the banned sports substance higenamine. The substance is prohibited according to the rules and regulations of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

For his part, the player waived his right to check sample B. The committee gave the player the opportunity to attend a hearing several times. But he did not attend or send a representative.

The committee also announced the suspension of Al-Ittihad Volleyball player Ahmed Kaabi for two years because he had tested positive for the banned substance “Cathine”.

Among the decisions, the committee suspended the handball player of Al-Safa Club, Muhammad Al-Nisfan, for three months. He had taken the banned substances psendoephedrine and Cathine.

The Saudi Regulation for the Control of Doping in Sports is the legal document in place to deal with all cases of doping prohibited in sports in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

It has included many procedures that would legalize dealing with doping issues. And it is compliant with international regulations and approved by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

Also, the Saudi regulation for the control of doping in sports is binding on all sports federations and bodies. It is the window of decisions in all matters relating to the control of doping.


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