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Olympic kayak gold medalist Tate Smith of Australia will miss next yearand’s Rio Summer Games after receiving a two-year doping ban for steroid use.
The Australian Anti-Doping Agency announced Wednesday that Smith was given the suspension on Oct. 2 by the Court of Arbitration for Sport after testing positive to the steroid stanozolol in an out-of-competition test in Hungary on July 21-22 last year. Smith, 33, was a member of the Australian K4 team that won gold at the 2012 London Games. His two-year ban was backdated to Sept. 8 last year, when his provisional ban started.

SOURCE: TODAY’S ZAMAN