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New alcohol Procedure in FIM World Championships & Prizes

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The use and consumption of alcohol (ethanol) had been officially prohibited in competition under the WADA rules, incorporated into the FIM Anti-Doping Code, since 2004.

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However, as from 2015, WADA agreed that the FIM could henceforth consider alcohol as no longer prohibited as a doping agent but as a substance prohibited for safety reasons under with the FIM Medical Code. The FIM Anti-Doping Code and Medical Code were modified accordingly. 

You can find the FIM Alcohol Testing procedure as set out in Appendix V of the 2017 FIM Medical Code, including the applicable sanctions, at this link 

Under this new procedure, alcohol tests were carried out by breath testing on 1 April 2017 in Leon, Mexico and on 15 April in Pietramurata, Italy during the FIM MXGP/MX2 World Championship events. The following riders were tested: 

In Leon: 

  • Clément DESALLE, BEL - MXGP 
  • Tanel LEOK, EST - MXGP 
  • Maximilian NAGL, GER - MXGP 
  • Samuele BERNARDINI, ITA – MX2 
  • Ivan PETROV, BUL – MX2 
  • Iker LARRAÑAGA OLANO, ESP – MX2 

 

In Pietramurata: 

  • Jose BUTRON, ESP - MXGP 
  • Tim GAJSER, SVN - MXGP 
  • Lukas NEURAUTER, AUT- MXGP 
  • Brent VAN DONINCK, BEL - MX2 
  • Pauls JONASS, LAT – MX2 
  • Thomas Kjer OLSEN, DEN – MX2 

 

All the test results were negative. 

The threshold is equivalent to a blood concentration of 0.10 g/L. 

The future results of alcohol testing at FIM World Championships & Prize events will be published on a regular basis in the FIM-LIVE.com website under Beyond Sport - Medical. 

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