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WADA bans Russian tennis player for nine months after being found guilty of doping offence during his career

WADA bans Russian tennis player for nine months after being found guilty of doping offence during his career

Russian teenager banned from tennis for nine months following anti-doping breach

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Russian tennis player Nikolay Davydenko has been banned from tennis for nine months after being found guilty of a doping offence during his career.

The 23-year-old has been banned for having used steroids, as well as failing to provide the required testing.

Davydenko failed a drug test at the Australian Open in 2010 and also failed to provide a urine sample at the 2012 Australian Open.

Under the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) regulations, a player can be banned for two years if he is found guilty of cheating.

“The WADA Panel finds that Nikolay Davydenko, a Russian athlete, engaged in an unfair sporting protest in relation to the Olympic Games when he sought to have the 2010 and 2012 Australian Open Grand Slam events disqualified from the ITF [International Tennis Federation],” his banned statement reads.

“It is also the basis for the Panel’s decision to terminate the WADA code’s exemption to the application of a two year suspension from Wada’s Code for Participation to the World Anti-Doping Agency.

“Nikolay Davydenko made a statement to the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RALA) on August 16, 2013, which was received in the Russian Anti-Doping Agency’s Anti-Doping Center, when he stated that he had been tested by anti-doping laboratories in the United States, Czech Republic, Belgium and Canada and all his samples were’samples from the USADA-controlled tests.’

“The Panel is of the opinion that the samples from the USA, Czech Republic, Belgium and Canada constitute a prohibited sample in relation to anti-doping testing, as their results were submitted at the time and under the supervision of the WADA-sanctioned anti-doping laboratory.

“The Panel has accordingly decided to terminate the WADA code’s exemption to the application of a two year suspension from Wada’s Code for Participation to the World Anti-Doping Agency for Nikolay Davydenko, and to apply a one year suspension from the Wada code for his participation as it was his intention to provide a sample to the WADA-sanctioned anti-doping laboratory, to be tested at the time.”

On top of the ban, he will be stripped of his 2012 and 2010 Masters titles if he fails to attend the next ATP and

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