Dan Carter cleared by dop­ing probe

Kuwait Times - - SPORTS -

PARIS: For­mer All Black great Dan Carter has been cleared of dop­ing fol­low­ing a probe im­pli­cat­ing the star fly-half and two other Rac­ing 92 play­ers, L’Equipe sports pa­per said yes­ter­day. Carter “has been cleared and was no­ti­fied on Satur­day, “fol­low­ing an in­ves­ti­ga­tion by the med­i­cal com­mis­sion of the French Rugby Fed­er­a­tion, the news­pa­per said. Carter along with fel­low for­mer All Black Joe Roko­coco and Ar­gen­tinian winger Juan Imhoff were ques­tioned by the com­mis­sion last week after test­ing pos­i­tive for cor­ti­cos­teroids fol­low­ing last sea­son’s Top 14 fi­nal in which Rac­ing beat Toulon 2921. Carter and Koko­romiko con­tribut­ing 20 points be­tween them. L’Equipe said that Roko­coco and Imhoff “will prob­a­bly have been in­formed of the same out­come”. How­ever, Rac­ing said Mon­day nei­ther the play­ers nor the club had been in­formed of any de­ci­sion as yet. The com­mis­sion rul­ing is sub­ject to ap­peal by the play­ers or the French anti-dop­ing agency AFLD which or­dered the orig­i­nal tests in which traces were found of cor­ti­cos­teroids, which can be used against pain, in­flam­ma­tion or al­ler­gies. The sub­stance is il­le­gal when taken orally or in­jected in ei­ther the blood or mus­cle, un­less ac­com­pa­nied by a Ther­a­peu­tic Use Ex­emp­tion (TUE).

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