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Powerlifting Athlete, Michael Bond, Accepts Sanction for Anti-Doping Rule Violation


Press Release

22nd August 2019

USADA announced today that Michael Bond, of Cotati, Calif., an athlete in the sport of powerlifting, has tested positive for multiple prohibited substances and accepted a four-year sanction for his anti-doping rule violation.

Bond, 28, tested positive for ostarine (https://www.usada.org/growing-evidence-ostarine-athlete-risk), RAD140, and GW1516 metabolites GW1516 sulfone and GW1516 sulfoxide as the result of an in-competition drug test conducted at the Kim and Ray Speed Power Strength Invitational on May 4, 2019. Ostarine and RAD140 are non-Specified Substances in the class of Anabolic Agents, while GW1516 is a non-Specified Substance in the category of Hormone and Metabolic Modulators.

These substances are prohibited at all times under the USADA Protocol for Olympic and Paralympic Movement Testing and the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee National Anti-Doping Policies, both of which have adopted the World Anti-Doping Code and the World Anti-Doping Agency Prohibited List.

Bond’s four-year period of ineligibility began on May 4, 2019, the date his positive sample was collected. In addition, Bond has been disqualified >from competitive results obtained on and subsequent to May 4, 2019, including forfeiture of any medals, points and prizes.

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