21 Aug 2017

Provisional suspension imposed on Dylan Scott


[PressRelease]

Tennis Anti-Doping Programme

Dylan Scott has been provisionally suspended under Article 8.3.1(c) of the 2017 Tennis Anti-Doping Programme (the "Programme"), pending determination of the charge against him at a full hearing pursuant to Article 8 of the Programme.

Mr. Scott, a 24-year-old player from the United States of America, provided a urine sample on 8 July 2017 in association with his participation in the Czech Republic F5 Futures, an ITF Pro Circuit event, held in Pardubice, Czech Republic.

The sample was sent to the World Anti-Doping Agency (“WADA”) accredited laboratory in Montreal, Canada for analysis, and was found to contain a metabolite of Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (4-chloro-18-nor-17β-hydroxymethyl,17α-methyl-5-androst-13-en-3-ol).

Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone is a Non-Specified substance, which is prohibited under category S1.1(a) of the 2017 WADA Prohibited List (Anabolic Agents), and therefore is also prohibited under the Programme. Positive tests for Non-Specified Substances carry a mandatory Provisional Suspension.

On 9 August 2017, Mr. Scott was charged with an Anti-Doping Rule Violation under Article 2.1 of the Programme (presence of a Prohibited Substance in a Player’s Sample), and was Provisionally Suspended with effect from 19 August 2017.

Mr. Scott had (and retains) the right to apply to the Chair of the Independent Tribunal convened to hear his case why the Provisional Suspension should not be imposed, but chose not to exercise that right.

The Tennis Anti-Doping Programme applies to all players competing at Grand Slam tournaments and events sanctioned by the ITF, ATP, and WTA. Players are tested for substances prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Agency and, upon a finding that an Anti-Doping Rule Violation has been committed, sanctions are imposed under the Programme in compliance with the requirements of the World Anti-Doping Code. More information on the Programme, sanctions, statistics, and related matters can be found at www.itftennis.com/antidoping.



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