April 11, 2008
The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced today that Mike Zadick of Solon, Iowa, an athlete in the sport of wrestling, tested positive for a prohibited substance and accepted a public warning for his first doping offense. The doping offense involved the use of a prescribed medication under the care of a physician but without first seeking a therapeutic use exemption as required by the applicable rules.
As a result of the doping violation, Zadick, 30, has been disqualified from his competitive results obtained during the period from March 2, 2008 until April 8, 2008.
Zadick tested positive for triamcinolone acetonide on March 2, 2008, at the Pan Am Championships in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Triamcinolone acetonide is a prohibited substance in the class of glucocorticosteroids under the rules of the Fédération Internationiale des Luttes Associées (FILA) and USADA, both of which have adopted the World Anti-Doing Code and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List.
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