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Drugs ban for Campbell

09/09/2000 - Sportlife.com


British cyclist Neil Campbell was on Friday banned for a year after being found guilty of a doping offence.

Campbell tested positive at a World Cup track meeting in Turin on July 13 and at the British Championships on July 29, with both samples showing higher concentrations of human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) than permitted.

He had been flown home from the Olympic training camp in Australia for urgent medical tests because the presence of hCG, not normally detectable in healthy males, can suggest the presence of malignant disease - most commonly testicular cancer.

Campbell was asked to account for the findings at a disciplinary hearing today, after which he was found guilty of a breach of British Cycling Federation and international anti-doping regulations.

Campbell (...) has also been fined 4,000 Swiss Francs (£1,600). He is now suspended from competition, coaching and officiating until August 24 2001.


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