December 21, 2012
USADA announced today that Joseph Hall, of Boxsprings, Georgia, an athlete in the sport of Shooting, has tested positive for a prohibited substance and accepted a suspension for his doping offense.
Hall, 26, tested positive for the metabolites 19-norandrosterone and 19-noretiocholanolone in a sample collected on June 11, 2012, at the 2012 USA Shooting National Championships in Columbus, Georgia, indicating the presence of an anabolic agent prohibited under the USADA Protocol for Olympic and Paralympic Movement Testing and the International Shooting Sport Federation(“ISSF”) Anti-Doping Rules, both of which have adopted the World Anti-Doping Code and the WADA Prohibited List.
For his offense, USADA announced that Hall will serve a one-year period of ineligibility, which began on July 9, 2012, the day he accepted a provisional suspension. Hall has been disqualified from all competitive results achieved on and subsequent to May 30, 2012, the date the 2012 USA Shooting National Championships started, including forfeiture of any medals, points, and prizes.
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