Published: Thu, January 16, 2020
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

The best-placed double player Robert Farah tests positive for steroids

The best-placed double player Robert Farah tests positive for steroids

In 2018, the Colombian Olympic Committee (COC) had raised the warning to its athletes regarding the consumption of beef.

Farah made the announcement on social media hours after he pulled out of the Australian Open for what he initially said were personal reasons. Later in the day, Farah issued a statement stating that he had been informed by the International Tennis Federation that he had passed a drug test on October 17 of past year.

Robert Farrah was tested two weeks earlier in Shanghai but that sample was negative.

Farah tested positive for Boldenone, a banned substance.

Gauff produced one of 2019's most remarkable results when she beat five-time Wimbledon champion Williams in the first round at the All England club, and the 15-year-old will again face her compatriot in the opening round of 2020's first major.

A victor of Wimbledon and the US Open alongside Colombian compatriot Juan Sebastian Cabal in 2019, Farah and the ITF confirmed the positive out-of-competition test on Tuesday.

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Positive tests for Non-Specified Substances carry a mandatory Provisional Suspension. He was suspended by International Tennis Federation. Stanozolol is a steroid and ligandrol can act like a steroid.

Cabal should stay in Melbourne and play in double with another partner.

Jarry was beaten in Australian Open qualifying on Sunday (January 12) and said he and his legal team will be "working strongly" to prove his innocence and will fully cooperate with the ITF.

'The levels of these substances are so incredibly low that they are equivalent to trillionths of a gram, levels so low that neither substance could have provided me any performance enhancing benefit.

The second player - Chile's Nicolas Jarry - stood as high as No 38 in the singles rankings last July, so these are both significant names. He reached the quarterfinals in doubles at the 2018 French Open and U.S. Open.

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