MXGP: New alcohol procedure!
FIM PR: New alcohol Procedure in FIM World Championships & Prizes
The use and consumption of alcohol (ethanol) had been officially prohibited in competition under the WADA rules, incorporated into the FIM Anti-Doping Code, since 2004.
However, as from 2015, WADA agreed that the FIM could henceforth consider alcohol as no longer prohibited as a doping agent but as a substance prohibited for safety reasons under with the FIM Medical Code. The FIM Anti-Doping Code and Medical Code were modified accordingly.
You can find the FIM Alcohol Testing procedure as set out in Appendix V of the 2017 FIM Medical Code, including the applicable sanctions, at the link below:
Under this new procedure, alcohol tests were carried out by breath testing on 1 April 2017 in Leon, Mexico and on 15 April in Pietramurata, Italy during the FIM MXGP/MX2 World Championship events. The following riders were tested:
Clément DESALLE, BEL – MXGP
Tanel LEOK, EST – MXGP
Maximilian NAGL, GER – MXGP
Samuele BERNARDINI, ITA – MX2
Ivan PETROV, BUL – MX2
Iker LARRAÑAGA OLANO, ESP – MX2
Jose BUTRON, ESP – MXGP
Tim GAJSER, SVN – MXGP
Lukas NEURAUTER, AUT- MXGP
Brent VAN DONINCK, BEL – MX2
Pauls JONASS, LAT – MX2
Thomas Kjer OLSEN, DEN – MX2
All the test results were negative.
The threshold is equivalent to a blood concentration of 0.10 g/L.
The future results of alcohol testing at FIM World Championships & Prize events will be published on a regular basis in the FIM-LIVE.com website under Beyond Sport – Medical. HERE