Two athletes have been banned from competition following positive drug tests, CrossFit made official on Sunday.
Lefteris Theofanidis, 3rd ranked in the 2020 CrossFit Open and Alanna Fisk Colón, 21st-ranked in the 2020 CrossFit Open, were both found to be in breach of CrossFit’s Drug Policy.
Theofanidis has been banned from competition for four years. The Greek athlete tested positive for 19-norandrosterone (an anabolic agent) and meldonium (a hormone and metabolic modulator).
The test was administered on December 12, 2019 at the Dubai CrossFit Championship.
CrossFit first made the news of the failed drug test public on January 29, 2020 but hadn’t listed the sanction or the substances found in Theofanidis’ system. The athlete appealed the findings at the time, the process has now concluded.
Regionals athlete and 21st-ranked in the Open, Alanna Fisk Colón tested positive for performance enhancing drugs at Wodapalooza.
The American athlete made the news public before CrossFit released any statement.
“I tested positive for two metabolites of two different oral substances,” Fisk Colón published on Instagram on March 12, 2020.
CrossFit has now made the first official announcement of the drug test.
The only information released was the following:
“Fisk Colón has been granted an extension to her appeal, but is ineligible for competition during this process.”
Theofanidis Lefteris has been banned from competition as a result of his breach of the Drug Testing Policy. Alanna Fisk Colón’s appeal process is ongoing. https://t.co/wfV9NbEPMD
— The CrossFit Games (@CrossFitGames) May 18, 2020
Read CrossFit’s full press release here.
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