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Italian bodybuilder tests positive for 14 substances

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Italian Giuseppe Ippolito has come close to the record for the number of prohibited substances detected in a single sample by returning an adverse analytical finding (AAF) for 14 different substances. Italy’s national anti-doping agency (NADO Italia) confirmed that the bodybuilder had tested positive at the Italian Federation of Bodybuilding (IFBB) Championships in Rome on 2 July, and had been provisionally suspended.

It appears that the dubious ‘record’ for the number of different substances detected in a single sample is held by another Italian bodybuilder, Claudio Stella. He tested positive for 20 substances at the North Italian Bodybuilding Championships last year, where The Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) confirmed that 11 bodybuilders had tested positive. Stella tested positive for: Anastrozole, Canrenone, Indapamide, Torasemide, b-Boldenone, Boldenone metabolite, Drostanolone, Drostanolone metabolite, Oxandrolone, Oxandrolone metabolites, Trenbolone metabolite, Fluoxymesterone metabolites, Letrozole, Letrozole metabolite, Mesterolone metabolite, Tamoxifen metabolite, Stanozolol metabolites, Sibutramine metabolites, 19-Noretiocholanolone, 19-Norandrosterone >DL.

Italian rugby player Davide Vasta tested positive for 11 different substances last year. The Amatori Catania player claimed to have taken the substances whilst bodybuilding. The 14 substances found in Ippolito’s sample are listed in the table below.

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