Advertise with us | Suggest a site | sign in / register
NEWS BY RSS

Onestopsurf is now providing it's news directly to customers using RSS (Really Simple Syndication).

  Add to My Yahoo!
 What is RSS?
Terms and conditions

We encourage the use of Onestopsurf RSS feeds for personal use in a news reader or as part of a non-commercial web site or blog. Whenever Onestopsurf content is posted on your website, we require a credit such as "News headlines from Onestopsurf.com", a link back to http://onestopsurf.com, and we reserve the right to require that you cease distributing Onestopsurf content.

NEWSLETTER
Enter your email address to receive our monthly newsletter

SURFER SUSPENDED DUE TO POSITIVE DRUG TEST

News provided by ASP World Tour on 16 July 2005

Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Rules and Discipline Judge, Robert Gerard announced today that Brazilian surfer, Neco Padaratz (currently ranked 27 on the World Championship Tour) has been suspended from professional surfing, effective immediately, until 1 January 2006.

Padaratz will also be stripped of all ASP rating points (on both the WCT and the second tier World Qualifying Series) earned thus far during the 2005 season.

The decision to suspend Padaratz resulted after a drug test, administered by French Drug Testing authorities during the 2004 World Championship Tour event in Hossegor, France showed the athlete had taken performance enhancing anabolic steroids.

Padaratz, who fully cooperated with the testing and the ensuing investigation, claimed that he had taken the prohibited steroids as part of a course of self-treatment for a lingering back injury.

Regardless of his plea, the steroids were in fact performance enhancing and thus it has triggered the ASP’s mandatory drug policy for the first time.

The 12-month suspension was made retroactive to 1 January 2005 due to a delay by French Drug Testing Authorities in confirming the test results to the ASP.

The ASP has a “zero tolerance” policy for performance enhancing drugs.

Gerard emphasised that the ASP and its athletes have a strong responsibility toward event sponsors, other athletes, and the sporting public to help ensure responsible athlete behaviour.

The ASP is the world governing body for professional surfing since 1976.



Advertise With Us | Suggest A Site | About Us | Contact Us | Link To Us | Sitemap | Jobs

© Copyright Onestopsurf 2002-2009. All rights reserved. Privacy Policy Terms of Use