Omani runner banned by Anti-doping committee

Muscat: The Anti-Doping Disciplinary Committee of Oman Olympic Committee has decided to ban the Sultanate’s 400 metre runner Ahmed Bin Mubarak Bin Saleh Al Saadi for showing a positive result on Stanozolol, a substance which is banned both locally and internationally in accordance with the list of prohibited substances issued by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in 2017. Ahmed will be banned from participating in all national, regional and international championships for four years with effect from 8 November 2017.

The committee also stripped him of the results and medals he obtained from his participation in the 11th GCC Games held in the city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, in April. The committee considered null and void the other medals, prizes and points he obtained from the same championship. The penalty was imposed on him for violating anti-doping rules pursuant to the Omani Anti-Doping Regulation. A sample test administered on him by the Medical and Anti-Doping Committee during these Games showed a positive result of Stanozolol.