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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Top Irish sprinter Steven Colvert fails drugs test

It has been announced that Steven Colvert, one of the top 100m and 200m sprinters in the country has failed a drugs test. His 'A' sample was found to contain traces of EPO, a performance enhancing drug.

He had been due to travel with the Irish Team to Estonia for the European Team Chalpionships First League but he has now been forced to withdraw.

In an interview with Feidhlim Kelly writing for the Irish Examiner, he said.....“I’m going to seek to have the B sample tested along with giving my full co-operation to the Irish Sports Council and all the relevant bodies involved in the investigations. I’m happy to provide any extra drugs tests, provide financial statements and take any forensic test above and beyond what’s required in order to vindicate my name. I firmly believe there has been some sort of error or false positive"

You can read the full article written by Feidhlim Kelly on the Irish Examiner website.


Anonymous said...

Of course Steven like Martin Fagan I am sure there is a reasonable explanation. (Irony intended)

Anonymous said...

In this case I'd be inclined to believe him. As fas as I know, there is no point of a sprinter taking epo.