PANAM SPORTS CONFIRMS FIRST DOPING CASE AT LIMA 2019
Committed to the fight against doping in sport and the values of fair play, the Pan American Sports Organization, Panam Sports, informs the public that to date, a total of 1197 anti-doping controls have been carried out on the athletes participating in the Lima 2019 Pan American Games. Of these, 670 were taken in competition and 527 out of competition.
These tests represent one of the largest amounts of samples taken in the history of these continental Games, demonstrating the commitment of Panam Sports to uphold the highest standards of fair play as well as the Olympic and Pan American values in all of its competitions.
According to the Medical Commission of Panam Sports, chaired by Dr. Bernardo Chernilo, of the 1197 tests to date, one (1) adverse case has been found, corresponding to the athlete from the Dominican Republic, Audrey Joel Perez, member of the men’s baseball team. The doping control test was positive for Oxandrolone (anabolic). In the case of adverse analytical findings of athletes competing in team sports, more than two positive cases are required to invalidate the team’s result, so this case does not disqualify the team from the Dominican Republic.
The athlete was informed of the result and his accreditation was immediately withdrawn.
Faced with the potential for more positive cases in the following days of competition, or those that are still under review, Panam Sports is committed to providing information as soon as cases are confirmed and all due process has been complied with according to our regulations.
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Panam Sports is the leader of sports and the Olympic Movement in the Americas. Panam Sports encourages the sports development and supports our 41 National Olympic Committees members of the organization in order to inspire more participation in international competitions as well as the presence of the youth to prepare the next generation of athletes across the continent.
Panam Sports works closely with athletes, National Olympic Committees (NOC), Organizing Committees of all regional Games, Pan American Sports Confederations, International Federations (IFs) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to ensure the success of their main event: the Pan American Games.