Sanction: Weightlifting receives sanction for presence, use and possession of a prohibited substance

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Sport Integrity Australia acknowledges the decision of the Australian Weightlifting Federation to impose a four-year ban on athlete Aaron Kroll for the presence of a metabolite of a prohibited substance, the use of a prohibited substance and the possession of a prohibited substance. 

Mr Kroll returned an Adverse Analytical Finding (AAF) from an out-of-competition doping control test on 20 August 2018. 

His sample was analysed at the Australian Sports Drug Testing Laboratory, part of the National Measurement Institute, which detected the presence of 2a-methyl-3a-hydroxy-5a-androstan-17-one (a metabolite of Drostanolone). 

It was determined that on/and or before 20 August 2018 Mr Kroll Used a Prohibited Substance, namely Drostanolone. It was also determined that Mr Kroll Possessed a Prohibited Substance, namely Testosterone, on 18 August 2018. 

The Australian Weightlifting Federation imposed a four-year ban on Mr Kroll commencing on 10 July 2020. 

Mr Kroll is ineligible to participate in any sports that have adopted a World Anti-Doping Code compliant anti-doping policy until 10 July 2024. He is also not permitted to compete in a non-signatory professional league, or event organised by a non-signatory International or National level event organisation. 

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