Mountain bike riding athlete receives sanction

15 January 2020

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) today acknowledged the decision of the French Anti-Doping Agency (AFLD) to impose an 18-month ban on athlete Jared Graves for the presence of prohibited substances.

Mr Graves, who is an Australian mountain bike riding athlete, returned an Adverse Analytical Finding (AAF) from an in-competition doping control test in France on 13 May 2018 which detected the presence of prohibited substances Higenamine and Oxilofrine.

All individual results from 13 May 2018 were to be disqualified.

The AFLD imposed an 18-month ban commencing on 18 September 2018. Mr Graves is ineligible to participate in any sports that have adopted a World Anti-Doping Code compliant anti-doping policy until 18 March 2020.

Additional information on the prohibited substance

Higenamine is a S3 class Beta-2 Agonist (these type of substances allow lungs to take in more oxygen) and is prohibited in and out-of-competition. However, as a cardiotonic, Higenamine can increase heart rate, putting an athlete at an increased risk of arrhythmias and even death.

Oxilofrine is classed as a S6 stimulant on the Prohibited List and is prohibited in-competition. Oxilofrine claims to aid extreme fat loss and/or increase mental performance. The use of stimulants can cause anxiety, sleep disorders, cerebral haemorrhage and heart attacks, and possible sudden death.

ASADA is committed to protecting the right of clean athletes to fair competition. If you are aware of any suspicious doping activity, you can report it anonymously via the ASADA website: www.asada.gov.au/report-doping or call us on 13 000 27232 (13 000 ASADA).

ASADA recommends you check all your substances before you take them on the ASADA Clean Sport app. For more information visit: ASADA tech.

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