Six Australian swimmers danger dropping their medals following a optimistic drug check from the 2012 London Olympics.
Brenton Rickard, who competed at Beijing 2008 and London 2012, has examined optimistic to diuretic Furosemide, a banned masking agent, following a re-screening from a pattern he gave eight years in the past in line with the Sydney Morning Herald.
The twin Olympian was a member of males’s four x 100 metre medley staff that received on the 2012 London Olympics.
It is understood the Worldwide Olympic Committee is now seeking to disqualify the outcomes from the Video games.
It might imply Rickard’s whole Australian males’s medley staff of James Magnussen, Christian Sprenger, Hayden Stoeckel, Matt Targett, Tommaso D’Orsogna and Rickard would all be stripped of their medals.
The 37-year-old will now combat the punishment in a Courtroom of Arbitration for Sport listening to which begins on Monday in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Rickard addresses his former teammates in an electronic mail obtained by the Sydney Morning Herald.
“I’m devastated to tell you that a pattern that I offered on 1 August 2012 after the 200m Breaststroke occasion has been re-tested eight years later and returned with an exceedingly small focus of a masking agent, furosemide,” Rickard wrote.
“The re-analysis didn’t detect the presence of another prohibited substance which will have a performance-enhancing impact.
“The IOC have filed proceedings towards me within the Courtroom of Arbitration for Sport and need to disqualify all of my outcomes from the London Video games, together with the Medley Relay staff. Via my attorneys I’ve objected to this within the strongest attainable phrases.
“I’ve at all times abhorred doping throughout the sport so you’ll be able to think about how sickened and horrified I’m to seek out myself on this predicament. That is my worst nightmare.”