The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has banned Para powerlifting athlete Omotola Eniola Falodun for a period of four years for committing an anti-doping rule violation (ADRV).
The Nigerian returned an adverse analytical finding (AAF) for a Prohibited Substance in a urine sample provided in-competition on 6 February 2020.
The substances were 19-norandrosterone and 19-noretiocholanolone. The substances are included on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) 2020 Prohibited List under the class S1.1 Anabolic Androgenic Steroids.
As a result of her violation, Falodun will be ineligible for competition for four years from 6 February 2020 to 5 February 2024. The results obtained by the athlete from the date the sample was collected will also be disqualified, with all resulting consequences, including forfeiture of any medals, points and prizes.
Each athlete is strictly liable for the substances found in his or her sample. An ADRV occurs whenever a prohibited substance (or its metabolites or markers) is found in his or her bodily specimen, whether or not the athlete intentionally or unintentionally used a prohibited substance or was negligent or otherwise at fault.
As a signatory of the World Anti-Doping Code (the WADC), the IPC remains committed to a doping-free sporting environment at all levels. The IPC has established the IPC Anti-Doping Code (Code) in compliance with the general principles of the WADC, including the WADC International Standards, expecting that, in the spirit of sport, it will lead the fight against doping in sport for Athletes with an impairment.