Media statement: Bodybuilder Kristofer Callaghan receives two-year sports ban
2 February 2012
Australasian Natural Bodybuilding ’s (ANB) decision to impose a two-year ban on Kristofer Callaghan for the presence and use of a prohibited substance was today acknowledged by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA).
Mr Callaghan tested positive for stanozolol in a sample collected in-competition on 4 June 2011 at the ANB Coral Coast Classic in Townsville, Queensland.
Mr Callaghan’s two-year ban, which was backdated to the date of his provisional suspension, means he is ineligible to participate, as an athlete or support person, in any sports that have adopted a World Anti-Doping Agency compliant anti-doping policy until 19 July 2013.
The results Mr Callaghan obtained on 4 June 2011 are disqualified, with all resulting consequences, including the forfeiture of any medals, points, and prizes.
Stanozolol is categorised as an anabolic agent and is prohibited under the World Anti-Doping Code. Athletes using, or attempting to use, prohibited substances potentially face serious penalties, including lifetime bans for second offences.
Any athlete unaware of their responsibilities are encouraged to seek additional information online at ASADA’s website