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U.S. Weightlifting Athlete, Robert Dosterschill, Accepts Sanction For Anti-Doping Rule Violation

weightlifterMay 31, 2017

USADA announced today that Robert (Kyle) Dosterschill, of Chillicothe, Mo., an athlete in the sport of weightlifting, has accepted a four-year sanction after testing positive for multiple prohibited substances.

Dosterschill, 26, tested positive for amphetamine, as well as metabolites of drostanolone, mesterolone, and dehydrochloromethyltestosterone (DHCMT), as the result of a urine sample he provided on March 5, 2016, at the 2016 Arnold Weightlifting Championships in Columbus, Ohio. Amphetamine is a non-Specified Substance in the class of Stimulants and prohibited in-competition, while drostanolone, mesterolone, and DHCMT are non-Specified Substances in the class of Anabolic Agents and prohibited at all times under the USADA Protocol for Olympic and Paralympic Movement Testing, the United States Olympic Committee National Anti-Doping Policies, and the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Anti-Doping Policy, all of which have adopted the World Anti-Doping Code and the World Anti-Doping Agency Prohibited List.

Following notification of his positive test, Dosterschill challenged USADA’s jurisdiction to bring a case against him under the USADA Protocol and IWF Anti-Doping Policy. After a jurisdictional hearing before an independent panel of arbitrators from the American Arbitration Association, the arbitrators upheld USADA’s jurisdiction over Dosterschill for the purpose of adjudicating his positive drug test result from the 2016 Arnold Weightlifting Championships.

View AAA Decision Here

The jurisdictional decision, as well as other arbitral decisions, can be found here.

Dosterschill’s four-year period of ineligibility began on April 27, 2016, the date his provisional suspension was imposed. As a result of the doping violation, Dosterschill’s competitive results obtained on and subsequent to March 5, 2016, the date he participated in the 2016 Arnold Weightlifting Championships, have been disqualified, and any medals, points, and prizes are forfeited.

In an effort to aid athletes, as well as all support team members such as parents and coaches, in understanding the rules applicable to them, USADA provides comprehensive instruction on its website on the testing process and prohibited substances, how to obtain permission to use a necessary medication, and the risks and dangers of taking supplements as well as performance-enhancing and psychoactive drugs. In addition, USADA manages a drug reference hotline, Global Drug Reference Online (www.GlobalDRO.com), conducts educational sessions with National Governing Bodies and their athletes, and proactively distributes a multitude of educational materials, such as the Prohibited List, easy-reference wallet cards, periodic newsletters, and protocol and policy reference documentation.

USADA is responsible for the testing and results management process for athletes in the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement, including foreign athletes competing, training, or living in the U.S. USADA is equally dedicated to preserving the integrity of sport through research initiatives and educational programs.

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