Just 1% of Luxembourg Anti-Doping Tests Prove Positive

Anti-Doping Tests

Out of 202 tests for banned substances conducted by Luxembourg’s Anti-Doping Agency (ALAD) on athletes last year, just two showed positive results.

157 urine tests were carried out on Luxembourg’s athletes during competitions, 49 of them randomly, while the remainder were performed outside of competitions.

In one case, a test on a licensed basketball player in Luxembourg revealed the presence of carboxy-thc, which is listed in Section S.8 of the list of prohibited substances. He was suspended for a period of nine months for anti-doping rule violation.

And at the Powerlifting European Masters Championships in October 2016, an analysis of an Austrian athlete revealed the presence of hydrochlorothiazide, a substance listed in Section S.5 of the list. The sportsman, who had been provisionally suspended, received a reprimand with the justification that he would not have committed any material fault.

In 2016, a Luxembourg cyclist was awarded a four-year suspension for evading a doping control during a competition in Germany.

On February 10, 2017, at the Vectis Indoor Meeting at Hull, a Greek athlete’s sample revealed the presence of 5-methylhexan-2-amine, a substance listed in Section S.6 of the prohibited substances list. The competent sports authorities have been informed.