Sport Aussie swimmer Poort banned for a year

10:34  14 september  2017
10:34  14 september  2017 Source:   msn.com

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Jarrod Poort has become the second Australian swimmer in three months to receive a 12 month ban for missing doping tests. But the year long ban has ended any hope of Poort earning more fans at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Australian swimmer Jarrod Poort , who represented his country at the last two Olympics, has been handed a one- year ban for failures to notify anti-doping authorities of his whereabouts.

Jarrod Poort has become the second Australian swimmer in three months to receive a 12 month ban for missing doping tests.© AAP Image/Dean Lewins Jarrod Poort has become the second Australian swimmer in three months to receive a 12 month ban for missing doping tests. Embarrassed Olympian Jarrod Poort has become the second Australian swimmer in three months to receive a 12-month suspension for missing doping tests.

Swimming Australia confirmed on Thursday that Rio open water competitor Poort had accepted the sanction for failing to update his location to drug testers.

Two-time Olympian Thomas Fraser-Holmes copped a 12 month ban in June for the same "Whereabouts" breach.

Fraser-Holmes has officially appealed the ban through the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

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The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) has announced that Olympic swimmer Jarrod Poort has been handed a 12 month ban after he missed three drugs tests. The 22- year -old was found to have committed a whereabouts anti-doping rule violation

Australian media is reporting that 3 notable Australian swimmers are facing possible competition bans due to a series of absences for routine, out-of-competition drug testing. Poort has reportedly not yet made public comments on the situation.

Poort won hearts with his gutsy effort in the 10km open water race at the Rio Olympics, leading the first 9km before being swamped on the final lap to finish 20th.

But the year long ban has ended any hope of Poort earning more fans at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

His year-long suspension will officially end on September 5 next year.

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Aussie Olympian Thomas Fraser-Holmes banned by FINA for missing drug tests. Open water swimmer and Rio Olympian Jarrod Poort has three strikes against his name for missing tests is also facing two years out of the pool.

The one- year ban on open water swimmer Jarrod Poort comes in the wake of a two- year ban on Thomas Fraser-Holmes, that case heading for appeal, and the pending case of Madeline Groves. 1500 Party Is Over For Aussie Mack Horton: 200-400 & Olympic 800 Now Tokyo2020 Focus.

The 22-year-old admitted it was a hard pill to swallow but only had himself to blame.

"At the end of the day people make mistakes and that's what I did," he said in a statement.

"It was remiss of me to neglect a management system that must be shown the full respect it deserves and it is a very embarrassing situation to now be in.

"The Whereabouts system is one of the tools that aids in keeping legitimacy in the sport that myself and so many others love and spend so much time in, and as such it needs to be treated with precision and respect.

"Facing one year ineligibility for this, from the sport and a way of life I've dedicated so much to over the past years, it has been a very tough pill to swallow, however I've chosen to accept and respect the situation.

"I am taking this in my stride, learning from it, then putting it behind me and turning the year of ineligibility into a learning tool and focusing on some of my other life aspirations."

Swimming Australia CEO Mark Anderson said it was "extremely disappointing" Poort had put himself in such a situation.

"We fully support all anti-doping policies and our athletes understand that the rules in place to ensure that all athletes must be available for testing at their designated location and time are a very important element of anti-doping policies," he said.

"It is extremely disappointing that this has not occurred as it should have.

"Whilst clearly this is a very disappointing situation for Jarrod and swimming, we need to reiterate that this is not a positive result and his ownership and acceptance of the situation is admirable."

Like Fraser-Holmes, Poort is not allowed to associate with any official Swimming Australia squad or coach during his ban.

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