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U.S. Weightlifting Athlete Jessica Rivera Accepts Sanction for Anti-Doping Rule Violation


Press Release

17th April 2018

USADA announced today that Jessica Rivera, of Portage, Ind., an athlete in the sport of weightlifting, has accepted a four-year sanction for an anti-doping rule violation.

Rivera, 28, tested positive for stanozolol and its metabolite 16β-hydroxystanozolol as the result of an in-competition urine sample she provided on March 3, 2018, at the American Open Series 1. Stanozolol is a non-Specified Substance in the class of Anabolic Agents and prohibited at all times under the USADA Protocol for Olympic and Paralympic Movement Testing, the United States Olympic Committee National Anti-Doping Policies, and the International Weightlifting Federation Anti-Doping Rules, all of which have adopted the World Anti-Doping Code and the World Anti-Doping Agency Prohibited List.

Rivera’s four-year period of ineligibility began on March 28, 2018, the date she was provisionally suspended. Rivera has also been disqualified from all competitive results obtained on and subsequent to March 3, 2018, including forfeiture of any medals, points and prizes

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