ITU Imposes Six-year Ban on Triathlete Mariana Ohata
October 7, 2009
The International Triathlon Union (ITU) today announced it has imposed a six-year ban on Mariana Ohata a triathlete from Brazil, after committing an anti-doping rule violation in an out-of-competition doping control test in Iowa, United States on June 26, 2009.
The ban begins October 2, 2009 and prohibits Ohata from entering or participating in any competition or activity authorized by ITU, its National Federations (NFs) and/or any other signatory to the World Anti-Doping Code. This is the athlete’s second anti-doping rule violation. In 2002, Ohata was sanctioned to a 60 week ban from competition by the Brazilian Sport Court of the Brazilian Triathlon Confederation.
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