- Associated Press - Thursday, November 26, 2015

NYON, Switzerland (AP) - UEFA has confirmed that Dinamo Zagreb midfielder Arijan Ademi was banned after testing positive for the anabolic steroid stanozolol.

UEFA banned the 24-year-old Ademi for four years last week but did not identify the substance in his urine sample given after a Champions League match against Arsenal.

Stanozolol is best known as the steroid Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson was caught using at the 1988 Olympics.

Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger later criticized UEFA’s anti-doping program and the rule which allowed Dinamo’s 2-1 win to stand because only one player tested positive.

UEFA defended its anti-doping program on its website Thursday, and said Ademi’s four-year ban followed World Anti-Doping Agency guidance for “a first serious doping offence.”

The Macedonia international has said he will appeal.


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide