2nd November 2020
USADA announced today that Kamal Bey, of Colorado Springs, Colo., an athlete in the sport of wrestling, has accepted a one-year sanction for his failure to properly file and maintain his Whereabouts information.
Bey, 22, is a member of the USADA Registered Testing Pool (RTP), which consists of a select group of athletes subject to certain Whereabouts requirements in order to be located for out-of-competition testing. Within a 12-month period, Bey accrued three Whereabouts Failures, the first for a Missed Test on September 28, 2019; the second for a Filing Failure on November 13, 2019; and the third for a Missed Test on June 7, 2020.
The accumulation of three Whereabouts Failures within a 12-month period constitutes a rule violation under the USADA Protocol for Olympic and Paralympic Movement Testing, the United States Olympic Committee National Anti-Doping Policy, and the United World Wrestling Anti-Doping Rules, all of which have adopted the World Anti-Doping Code. The period of ineligibility for Whereabouts rule violations ranges from one year to two years depending on the athlete’s degree of fault. In this case, USADA determined that a one-year period of ineligibility was appropriate because Bey’s fault level was low.
Bey’s one-year period of ineligibility began on June 7, 2020, the date of his third Whereabouts Failure in a 12-month period. In addition, Bey has been disqualified from all competitive results achieved on and subsequent to June 7, 2020, including forfeiture of any medals, points, and prizes.