Olympic hero Peter Bol returns 20 NEGATIVE performance enhancing drug tests after a positive return put his career on the brink of ruin
- Bol finished fourth at the Tokyo Olympics in the 800m in the Australian first
- Today he returned a positive result for the performance enhancing drug EPO
- The former Aussie athlete revealed that Bol returned 20 negative tests after a positive one
- Bol promised to clear his name and asked for two separate B Sample results
Former Australian track star Matt Shirvington has revealed that under-siege Olympic hero Peter Bol passed 20 drug tests after returning a positive result for the performance enhancing drug EPO.
Australian Athletics broke the news yesterday that the Tokyo star has been temporarily suspended pending the return of his B Sample results after Bol returned a positive A Sample from the October 11 test.
Bol’s career was on the line after returning a positive A Sample for the performance enhancing drug EPO and is now sweating on February’s B Sample results
Now Shirvington, a former Aussie sprinter and current media personality, revealed that Bol had passed 20 consecutive tests after that positive return.
‘Peter Bol to be caught up in a debacle like this is devastating for athletics in Australia,’ Shirvington told 7NEWS.
‘His camp is very confused. Bewildered by the situation.
‘My understanding is that Peter Bol didn’t just have this one test, but he’s had 20 tests since this one (from October 11) as well, and only one of them came back positive.’
Bol protested his innocence, surrendered his phone and laptop and ordered two B Sample analysis results to clear his name
Bol protested his innocence and ordered two separate B Samples to be tested to try to clear his name.
‘To be clear, I have NEVER in my life purchased, researched, owned, handled or used synthetic EPO or any other illicit substance,’ he posted on Twitter.
‘Above all, I remain hopeful that the process will exonerate me. My career, hopes and dreams literally hang in the balance for the next few weeks, and I ask everyone to respect my privacy while I remain temporarily suspended.’
His manager manager James Templeton said it was a ‘brutal situation’.
‘Pete is disgusted, I’m sick. I’m sure you can imagine. I believe in Pete’s innocence 100 per cent and stand by him completely.’
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