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U.S. Weightlifting Athlete Justin Glanville Accepts Sanction for Anti-Doping Rule Violation


Press Release

10th June 2020

USADA announced today that Justin Glanville, of Everett, Wash., an athlete in the sport of weightlifting, has accepted a four-year suspension for an anti-doping rule violation involving his possession and use or attempted use of multiple prohibited substances.

In addition to education and testing, robust anti-doping programs enable investigations stemming from various sources, including tips (Play Clean Tip Line) and whistleblowers. USADA investigations can reveal evidence about the actions of coaches, athletes, and support personnel who have engaged in, instigated, facilitated, or encouraged doping.

This type of non-analytical information prompted an investigation into Glanville’s case, during which USADA obtained specific and credible evidence that starting on June 11, 2016, Glanville, 29, made seven online purchases of products containing prohibited substances. Products containing somatropin (recombinant human growth hormone), fluoxymesterone, drostanolone, metandienone (Dianabol), nandrolone, testosterone, stanozolol, oxandrolone (Anavar), oxymetholone, and anastrozole were shipped to Glanville’s home in Snohomish, Wash.

Anastrozole is a Specified Substance in the class of Hormone and Metabolic Modulators; somatropin is a Non-Specified Substance in the class of Peptide Hormones, Growth Factors, Related Substances and Mimetics; and fluoxymesterone, drostanolone, metandienone, nandrolone, testosterone, stanozolol, oxandrolone, and oxymetholone are Non-Specified Substances in the class of Anabolic Agents.

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

Glanville’s four-year period of ineligibility began on May 31, 2020, the date he accepted a sanction. In addition, Glanville has been disqualified from competitive results obtained on and subsequent to June 11, 2016, the date he first purchased prohibited substances, including forfeiture of any medals, points and prizes.


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