Media statement: One-year sporting ban for boxer Bianca Elmir

21 November 2012

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) today acknowledged the decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to impose a one-year sporting ban on Bianca Elmir for the presence and use of amiloride and furosemide.

These prohibited substances were detected in a sample ASADA collected in-competition from

Ms Elmir at the 2012 Australian Boxing Championships, in Hobart on 4 February 2012.

The ban imposed on Ms Elmir by CAS means she is ineligible to participate as an athlete or support person, in any sport that has adopted a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) compliant anti-doping policy until 8 May 2013.

The results Ms Elmir obtained at the Australian Boxing Championships are also disqualified, with all resulting consequences, including the forfeiture of any medals, points, and prizes.