A 14-year-old Russian tennis player has been banned from the sport just for nine months following an anti-doping infringement, the International Rugby Integrity Agency (ITIA) has said in a statement on Friday.
The ITIA stated the player, who will not be named because of their age group, had tested positive for Meldonium – a metabolic modulator – at a tournament in January.
The particular statement said the gamer had admitted to some breach of the Tennis Anti-Doping Programme (TADP) rules.
“Due to the player’s age, level and lack of entry to Anti-Doping education, the sanction was arranged at nine weeks, backdated to the date of the player’s Provisional Suspension (5 March 2022), ” the particular statement read.
“This means that the player will be ineligible to contend in or go to any tennis activities authorised, organised or sanctioned by the regulating bodies of the sport until 4 December 2022. ”
One-to-one education sessions would be provided to the gamer, the statement continuing.
Russian athletes cannot compete under their country’s name, banner and national anthem at major international sports until December 16, 2022 after the nation was banned to get doping non-compliance.
Originally prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Company (WADA) for four many years, the punishment had been halved on attractiveness in 2020 from the Court of Settlement for Sport (CAS).
Russia is not allowed to compete at this year’s FIFA men’s Globe Cup, which happens in Qatar from November 20 in order to December 18.