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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Athlete, Tayane Porfirio de Araùjo, Accepts Sanction for Anti-Doping Rule Violation

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17th May 2019

USADA announced today that Tayane Porfirio de Araùjo, of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, an athlete in the sport of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, has tested positive for a prohibited substance and accepted a four-year sanction for her anti-doping rule violation.

Porfirio, 24, tested positive for 19‐norandrosterone (19‐NA) and 19-noretiocholanolone as the result of an in-competition drug test conducted at the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) World Jiu-Jitsu Championships on June 3, 2018.

Although the IBJJF is not a signatory to the World Anti-Doping Code, USADA was contracted by IBJJF to conduct testing for the event and collected Porfirio’s sample in accordance with the World Anti-Doping Agency International Standard for Testing and Investigations.

19-norsteroids, including nandrolone and its precursors, are non-Specified Substances in the class of Anabolic Agents under the World Anti-Doping Code and the USADA Protocol for Olympic and Paralympic Movement Testing, which applied to the 2018 IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu Championships.

Porfirio’s four-year period of ineligibility began on June 22, 2018, the date her provisional suspension was imposed. In addition, Porfirio has been disqualified from all competitive results achieved in competitions sanctioned by the IBJJF, or any Code signatory, on and subsequent to May 30, 2018, the date the 2018 IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu Championships started, including forfeiture of any medals, points, and prizes. IBJJF has agreed to impose the sanction.

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