Reported on: October 13, 2010 15:25 PM
Reported in: Sports
NEW DELHI, Oct 13 (AP/UNB) - An Indian track and field athlete at the Commonwealth Games has tested positive for the banned steroid nandrolone, becoming the third person in New Delhi to be caught doping.
Commonwealth Games Federation President Mike Fennell said Wednesday that he could not name the athlete because he is not sure the person has been notified of the positive result. "We are not able to tell you the name of the athlete, but we can tell you is it is in the sport of athletics and the country is India," Fennell said.
Fennell said a hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday afternoon. The athlete could be banned for two years if found guilty.
Over the previous two days, two Nigerian runners were found to be positive for the banned stimulant Methylhexaneamine, with Osayomi Oludamola later stripped of her gold medal in the women's 100-meter race. Hurdler Samuel Okon also tested positive.
India has excelled at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium at this year's games, and on Tuesday night the country won only its second Commonwealth Games gold medal ever on the track when the women's 4x400 relay sprinted to victory.
Indians also recorded a sweep of the medals in the women's discus on Monday. The host country has won 12 medals in athletics. It was not yet clear if the Indian athlete that tested positive
was one of the team's medalists.
The CGF said all medal winners have or will be tested at the games, as well as other athletes at random.