22nd June 2010

Anti Doping Announcement


22 June 2010

UKA today confirmed that Rachel Wallader has been provisionally suspended from all competitions following an adverse analytical finding that constitutes an anti-doping rule violation under IAAF Rule 32.2 (a).

Wallader has been provisionally suspended under IAAF rules following the results of the A sample analysis that indicated the presence of methylhexaneamine and has been charged by UK Anti-Doping with having committed an anti-doping rule violation. The athlete has waived her right to the analysis of the B sample.

The athlete now has the opportunity to respond to the charge against her, including the right to a full hearing of the case. UK Anti-Doping is tasked with overseeing the UK anti-doping programme and has authority for results management in the UK, fully supported by the rules of the IAAF and UKA.

The provisional suspension follows an in-competition test at the BUCS Championships at Bedford on 1st May 2010.

If found guilty the athlete would face a sanction of up to 2-years ineligibility.