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Failla gets four-month suspension

Clayton Failla has been suspended for four months for an anti-doping rule violation.

The Anti-Doping Commission said in a statement that Mr Failla returned an adverse analytical finding for ephedrine in a urine sample provided on June 25 during a Euro Cup match between Valletta and Hibernians.

This substance is included on the World Anti-Doping Prohibited List 2012 under the Stimulants (Specified Stimulants) category and is consequently prohibited under the Malta Anti-Doping Rules.

In line with national legislation and the WADA Code, Mr Failla will serve a four month suspension for the offence beginning on July 20, the day he was provisionally suspended until the case was heard, through to November 20.

All results obtained by Mr Failla from June 25, the date of competition, will be withdrawn and medals, points and prizes have to be forfeited.

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