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Supplement seller banned for runner’s doping test

November 8, 2013

BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Switzerland’s Olympic committee says it imposed a two-year ban from all sports on a man for selling a contaminated food supplement to an athlete who tested positive for doping.

Swiss Olympic says the case “is a signal for all people who use banned substances in sport.”

Swiss Olympic says its anti-doping tribunal could take action because the seller, Davy Stadelmann, was registered as an amateur footballer. He was also ordered to pay 1,300 Swiss francs ($1,400) in legal costs and damages.

The case was the first using the Olympic body’s statute covering sales of doping products.

The athlete, an amateur trail runner, tested positive in 2012 for octopamine after taking a supplement not licensed in Switzerland. He was banned for six months.

Octopamine is marketed as a fat-burning agent.

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