West Norfolk Olympic bobsleigh hopeful Simon Carty banned for failing dope test

Former King's Lynn student receives two year ban for positive result.

A King's Lynn hopeful for the 2014 winter Olympics has been banned from his sport after failing a doping test.

Simon Carty, part of the bobsleigh team, has been suspended for two years and will miss the games in Russia.

The 23-year-old former King Edward VII school pupil turned to the sport after playing rugby sevens but suffering an injury which forced him from the game.

Anguilla-born, he lived in the Woottons and graduated from Loughborough University after leaving his Lynn school.


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He suffered a serious knee injury playing rugby and went into bobsleighing after being talent-spotted in 2010.

He was the brakeman in the GB Americas Cup last year and was considered to be a strong possibility for the Olympics in February 2014, but his ban will not expire before then.

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He tested positive for clenbuterol following an out-of-competition test on February 28, and was provisionally suspended from April 4, 2012 and his ban runs until April 3, 2014.

UK Anti-Doping chief executive Andy Parkinson said: 'Athletes are responsible for anything found in their system, and are subject to testing at any time.

'UK Anti-Doping operates a robust, intelligence led, testing programme 365 days a year. Athletes can be tested anywhere, whether in or out-of-competition, and must therefore exercise extreme caution over what they put into their body.'

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